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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
BONE AND JOINT DEFORMITIES - SCIENTIFIC PAPERS 100° CONGRESS OF THE PIEMONTESE-LIGURIAN-LOMBARD SOCIETY OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY (S.P.L.L.O.T.) - Pavia, June 20-21, 2003
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2003 April;54(2):142-6
Personal experience of the correction of axial defects and shortening of the forearm with Ilizarov’s apparatus
Frediani P. V., Pascazio A., Tenconi A.
U.O. di Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Ospedale S. Antonio Abate, Gallarate (VA)
The authors present a personal series regarding the lengthening and axial correction of the forearm in 3 cases of valgus hand due to radius agenesia, a case of varus hand consequent an exostotic disease and a case of valgus hand due to epiphysiodesis secondary to distal epiphyseal detachment of the radius. Following a brief review of the biological bases and the technical aspects of the method, the results are reported and difficulties and complications are analysed. It is concluded that Ilizarovís technique is absolutely indicated in shortening and deviation of the forearm axis, but that owing to the difficulties of the procedure and the peculiarities of the pathologies concerned, great specific experience is necessary.