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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( September, 2008 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Bone lengthening with extra-articular arthrodesis of the hip using external fixation

Pedro Antonio Sánchez Mesa

Keywords : Arthrodesis, Extra-articular, Hip, Lengthening, Femur

Citation Information : Mesa PA. Bone lengthening with extra-articular arthrodesis of the hip using external fixation. 2008; 3 (2):75-81.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-008-0041-0

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).


This is a case series of 11 children and adolescents who underwent femoral lengthening and percutaneous hip arthrodesis using a method of extra-articular joint compression in combination with callotasis. Clinical review indicated a significant improvement in physical function and psychological well-being. The average lengthening was 5.3 cm or 16% of the initial length. Complications were more frequent in patients older than 14 years (P = 0.034) as was a higher maturation index (P = 0.021). No additional operations were required to achieve the surgical objective.

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