Epiphysiodesis in a patient with osteopetrosis


Inan M., Chan G., Bowen J. R.

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, ss.255-258, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 450
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/01.blo.0000223974.06337.25
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.255-258

Özet

We describe a 14-year-old girl with intermediate-type osteopetrosis who presented with a 4.8-cm leg-length discrepancy secondary to premature distal femoral growth plate closure. She had a projected leg-length discrepancy of 7 cm at maturity, which was predicted using Moseley charts. The patient was treated successfully with an epiphysiodesis. Her remaining growth was predicted by Moseley charts. A percutaneous epiphysiodesis can treat leg-length discrepancies in patients with osteopetrosis.