Cosmetic bilateral leg lengthening using intramedullary nail experience of 9 cases

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Havıtçıoğlu H., Gürsan O., Isin Y.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.20, pp.232-235, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jor.2020.01.003
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-235
  • Keywords: Limb lengthening, Intramedullary lengthenin nail, Distraction osteogenesis, COMPLICATIONS, DISTRACTION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Distraction osteogenesis to correct deformity and limb-length discrepancy was defined by Ilizarov. Traditional distraction osteogenesis was made with circular external fixators or monolateral fixators commonly for deformity, and external fixators was related with pin site infections and pain due to soft-tissue transfixation. Nowadays, bone lengthening method is used with different intramedullary nail systems for cosmetic purposes.