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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
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.