Treatment of traumatic defect of the tibia with two exposed fractured ends—Reduction and lengthening at the proximal metaphysics of tibia
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From Jan. 1995 to June 1996, 6 cases of traumatic defect of the tibia were treated by remodeling and reduction of fractured ends and osteotomy and distraction at the proximal metaphysics of the tibia. In 6 patients, aged 19 to 54, with the limb-length discrepancy being at least 3 to 4. 5 cm, the tibia was lengthened by 3 cm in 3 cases, 4 to 4. 5 cm in 3 cases. The consolidation and maturation of the bone were accomplished within 3 to 6 months. The authors believe that this procedure is simple, less invasive and involves no bone-graft.
Key wordsdefect of bone limb-lengthening
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