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

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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