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Distraction osteogenesis over intramedullary nail : a report of two cases

Sulaiman , Razak and Munajat, Ismail and Yaakub, Ismail and Awang, Mohd Shukrimi (2006) Distraction osteogenesis over intramedullary nail : a report of two cases. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61 (B). ISSN 0300-5283

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Distraction osteogenesis over intramedullary nail has a benefit of decreasing the time for external fixator thus reducing the rate of associated complications. However, risk of panosteomyelitis is still the major worry. We are reporting two patients who underwent the procedure. The first case was a 13-year-old girl requiring 6 cm of femoral lengthening and the second case was a 17-year-old girl who required 5 cm of tibial lengthening. The healing index was 19.5 days/cm and 14.8 days/cm respectively, compared favorably to 30 days/cm with traditional method of distraction osteogenesis. There were mild pin tract infections and joint stiffness which responded to non-operative treatment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3447/34242
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distraction, Osteogenesis, Intramedullary nailing, External fixator
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof Mohd Shukrimi Awang
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 14:24
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 18:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34242

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