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Online ISSN 1827-1707
100° CONGRESS OF THE PIEMONTESE-LIGURIAN-LOMBARD SOCIETY OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY (S.P.L.L.O.T.) - Pavia, June 20-21, 2003
BONE AND JOINT DEFORMITIES - SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
Biasibetti A., Muratore M., Santoro D., Oprandi G., Di Gregorio G.
Unità Dipartimentale di Traumatologia Muscolo-Scheletrica e di Fissazione Esterna, I Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica dell’Università degli Studi di Torino, CTO, Torino
De Bastiani was the first to introduce the term “hemichondrodiatasis” to describe a technique of closed, gradual, controlled, asymmetric distraction of the growth plate to correct angular deviations in the meta-epiphyseal region of limbs by the application of axial monolateral external fixator. From 1983 to 1999, we performed 19 hemichondrodiatasis in 15 patients (8 affected by post-traumatic deformities and 7 by congenital ones), obtaining 15 complete corrections of the deformities, 2 uncomplete corrections and 2 unsuccessful treatments. Nine patients (13 of 17 fully performed hemichondrodiatasis) were re-examined; the longest follow-up was 12 years, the shortest 22 months.