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.
|Number of pages
|The Iowa orthopaedic journal
|Published - Jan 1 2016