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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Zaid Al-Aubaidi, Bjarne Lundgaard, Niels Wisbech Pedersen
AIM: Patients with neuromuscular diseases such as cerebral palsy (CP) and meningomyelocele (MMC) are prone to develop fixed knee flexion contracture. Distal femoral extension osteotomy allows acute correction of the deformity, but it is an extensive surgical procedure, and the complication rate is rather high. Immobilization can prolong the rehabilitation period, and may even result in deteriorated walking ability. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the results of using anterior hemiepiphysiodesis of the distal femur to treat fixed flexion contracture of the knee...
August 2012: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
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