Journal article

Lengthening of the Humerus Using a Motorized Lengthening Nail: A Retrospective Comparative Series

SG Morrison, AG Georgiadis, MT Dahl

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics | Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins | Published : 2020

Abstract

Lengthening of the humerus has traditionally been accomplished by the use of external fixation. Intramedullary motorized lengthening nails are now frequently used for lower limb lengthening, and this technology is slowly being adopted for use in the humerus.Methods:A retrospective, single-surgeon experience of pediatric humeral lengthenings was performed. The time period surveyed included use of external fixation (EF) for lengthening, and the use of a motorized nail (MN) for lengthening. The primary outcome measures were lengthening magnitude achieved, duration of lengthening, frequency and type of complications encountered, or further procedures required, during each lengthening.Results:Fro..

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