Treatment of cubitus varus using the Ilizarov technique of distraction osteogenesis


Karatosun V. A., Alekberov C., Alici E., Ardic C., Aksu G.

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-BRITISH VOLUME, no.7, pp.1030-1033, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Seven children with a post-traumatic cubitus varus deformity were treated using the Ilizarov technique of distraction osteogenesis, The outcome was rated as excellent in each case and all were satisfied with the cosmetic appearance. No complications had been encountered by the latest follow-up at a mean of 66.7 months, This technique seems reliable for the treatment of such deformities, provided that it achieves full correction by gradual distraction,Nerve palsy and unsightly scars are avoided, and the range of movement of adjacent joints is preserved.