Pediatric Lower Limb Deformities

Principles and Techniques of Management

  • Sanjeev Sabharwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. General Principles and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Viral V. Jain, Sarah Zawodny, James McCarthy
      Pages 3-13
    3. Joseph J. Gugenheim
      Pages 15-36
    4. Mark L. Miller, J. Eric Gordon
      Pages 37-50
    5. Karl E. Rathjen, Anthony I. Riccio
      Pages 67-77
    6. Vrisha Madhuri, Sangeet Gangadharan
      Pages 79-103
    7. David S. Feldman, Adam M. Kurland, Abdel Majid Sheikh Taha
      Pages 105-120
    8. Mark T. Dahl, Chang-Wug Oh
      Pages 121-129
  3. Related Concepts and Management Options

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Christopher Iobst
      Pages 163-179
    3. Scott C. Nelson, Hugh G. Watts
      Pages 215-228
  4. Underlying Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Mehmet Kocaoglu, I. Levent Eralp, F. Erkal Bilen
      Pages 231-253
    3. François R. Fassier
      Pages 255-265

About this book


Comprehensive and generously illustrated, this text highlights both general principles and specific strategies for managing the spectrum of pediatric lower limb deformities. It is divided thematically into five sections, though any chapter can stand on its own to guide the clinician in specific situations. Part I covers general principles and techniques, including etiology, clinical evaluation, imaging as well as different surgical methods. Part II, covering related concepts and management options, discusses soft tissue contractures, amputations and working in austere and resource-challenged settings. Underlying conditions comprise part III – specific metabolic, neuromuscular and tumor-related conditions, along with arthrogryposis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta and various skeletal dysplasias. Part IV presents congenital and developmental disorders, such as congenital femoral deficiency, hemimelias, tibial pseudoarthrosis and Blount disease, while part V rounds out the book with chapters on sequelae related to different etiologies and their treatment. Covering all aspects of the management of pediatric lower limb deformities and written by renowned experts in the field, this textbook will be an invaluable resource for orthopedic surgeons and trainees worldwide.


Amputation Arthrogryposis Blount's disease Bone lesion Congenital disorder Hemimelia Iatrogenic deformity Intermedullary lengthening Joint contracture Limb lengthening Osteogenesis imperfecta Osteotomy Pediatric lower limb deformity Physial bar excision Skeletal dysplasia Skeletal tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanjeev Sabharwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor, Department of Orthopedics; Chief, Division of Pediatric OrthopedicsRutgers-New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17096-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17097-8
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