Deformity correction in pediatric skeletal dysplasia: Treatment challenges and solutions

Mikhail L. Samchukov, John G. Birch, Alexander M. Cherkashin, Marina R. Makarov

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Abstract

We reviewed our experience with limb-deformity correction in 54 children with skeletal dysplasias. Our goal was to outline common treatment strategies developed in our hospital to overcome the challenges associated with the management of these conditions. Utilization of computer-assisted preoperative planning, intraoperative monitoring of peripheral nerve function, individualized bone segment stabilization using a modular circular external fixation system, and a flexible distraction protocol improved the precision of angular deformity correction in our practice, simplified external fixator assembly, diminished postoperative frame modifications, enhanced the stability of fixation, and reduced the rate of complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 6 2015

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Keywords

  • circular external fixation
  • computer-assisted preoperative planning
  • distraction protocol
  • dynamization
  • Ilizarov
  • skeletal dysplasia
  • SSEP monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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