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CURRENT ISSUECHIRURGIA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2014 August;27(4):241-3

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Circular type external fixator-assisted acute femoral deformity correction and subsequent lengthening over an ıntramedullary nail: a case report

Erdoğan M. 1, Desteli E. E. 2, Sezgin H. 3, Zengin C. 4

1 Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, OndokuzMayis University, Samsun, Turkey;
2 Uskudar State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey;
3 Kaman State Hospital, Kaman, Turkey;
4 Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, OndokuzMayis University, Samsun, Turkey

External fixators are widely used in the treatment of limb length discrepancy, deformities and accompanying pathologies. In recent years, use of intramedullary nails together with external fixators has become more widespread in the treatment of these types of pathologies. The case presented here is a combination of these two methods to treat a case of femoral malunion with external rotation deformity with accompanying limb length discrepancy.

language: English


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