Journal article

Cannulated, locking blade plates for proximal femoral osteotomy in children and adolescents

Leena Zhou, Mark Camp, Abhay Gahukamble, Abhay Khot, H Kerr Graham

JOURNAL OF CHILDRENS ORTHOPAEDICS | BRITISH EDITORIAL SOC BONE JOINT SURGERY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Proximal femoral osteotomy is the most common major reconstructive surgery in the region of the hip joint in children and adolescents. Given that it may be required across a wide range of ages and indications, appropriate instrumentation is necessary to ensure a technically satisfactory result. Recent developments in fixation include cannulation of the blade plate and locking screw technology. METHODS: We conducted a prospective audit of our first 25 patients who had a unilateral or bilateral proximal femoral osteotomy using a recently available system which combines cannulation and locking plate technology. The principal outcome measures were the radiographic position of the ost..

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