Osteotomy Rules and Types
Osteotomy as a term consists of two words, “osteo” and “tomy.” It defines the procedure that is cutting or dividing the bone into pieces. An osteotomy can be performed for various purposes such as shortening, lengthening, angulation, translation, compression, or distraction.
There are some principles to achieve successful osteotomy with minimal damage to tissues. Osteotomy rules deal with how to make a correction after osteotomy. These rules are decisive about the treatment method that will be used. Any deficiency in understanding and application of rules may lead to trouble in planning for complex deformities. Although osteotomy rules have been used by many surgeons who deal with deformity surgery for a long time, Dr. Dror Paley tells them in an easy-to-understand didactic way.
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