Title: Derotation osteotomy to correct rotational deformities of the lower extremities in children. A comparison of three methods
Authors: Mylle, J. ×
Molenaers, Guy
Lammens, J.
Moens, Pierre
Fabry, G. #
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:59 issue:3 pages:287-292
Abstract: Twenty-one supracondylar femoral and 11 tibial derotation osteotomies were performed in 17 patients to correct rotational deformities. Three different methods were used to fix the fragments after derotation: pins incorporated in plaster, plate and screws, and the Ilizarov external fixator. A retrospective review showed no difference in accuracy of derotation between the three methods. However, we recommend the use of the external fixator because it gives less malunion and permits early mobilization and (partial) weight bearing.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.