Three Methods Of Guided Growth For Pediatric Lower Extremity Angular Deformity Correction

Pooya Hosseinzadeh, David R. Ross, Janet L. Walker, Vishwas R. Talwalkar, Henry J. Iwinski, Todd A. Milbrandt

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Different methods of guided growth are used for correction of angular deformity in growing children. The differences between these different methods are not well described in the literature.

METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken comparing the effectiveness and complication rates of titanium staples, titanium eight-plates, and the stainless steel Pedi-plate at a tertiary pediatric hospital after IRB approval.

RESULTS: 77 patients were included in the analysis. Average follow up was 18 months after implantation (range 7-22). Stainless steel implants showed significantly lower complication rate compared to the other groups with significantly faster rate of deformity correction when compared to titanium staples.

CONCLUSION: Our data can be used to guide implant choices for guided growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalThe Iowa orthopaedic journal
Volume36
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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    Hosseinzadeh, P., Ross, D. R., Walker, J. L., Talwalkar, V. R., Iwinski, H. J., & Milbrandt, T. A. (2016). Three Methods Of Guided Growth For Pediatric Lower Extremity Angular Deformity Correction. The Iowa orthopaedic journal, 36, 123-127.