Careful preoperative planning, fixator selection and design, surgical technique, and sustained follow-up care are essential for successful gradual correction of pediatric forearm deformities. The sequence of planning gradual deformity correction can be created by establishing a problem list and using this as the basis for design of the gradual correction. Viewing limb length and deformity correction as a 'process,' rather than a procedure, is of value. Using a hybrid fixation formula that combines half pins with wires can minimize the potential for neurovascular injury. The combination of radial osteotomy, excision of osteochondromas, and gradual ulnar lengthening by distraction osteogenesis improves forearm appearance and function in most patients with multiple hereditary exostoses.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|