Journal article

Distal femoral osteotomy using the LCP pediatric condylar 90-degree plate in patients with neuromuscular disorders.

Erich Rutz, Mark S Gaston, Carlo Camathias, Reinald Brunner

J Pediatr Orthop | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2012


BACKGROUND: In patients with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders, correction of a fixed knee flexion deformity is thought to be crucial for the improvement of gait. The distal femoral extension osteotomy (DFO) is one method to achieve this goal. The standard implant for fixation of the 2 fragments in DFO is the conventional AO blade plate. The aim of this study was to report the outcome of using the new LCP Pediatric Condylar 90-Degree Plate for DFO. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients undergoing 63 DFOs were included. The mean age was 16.3±4.4 years (range, 4 to 27 y) at the time of surgery. Thirty-two patients had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and 6 patients had other neuromuscular..

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