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The Ilizarov apparatus for treatment of melorheostosis. Case report and review of the literature.

Abstract
Traditional conservative and surgical methods of treatment of melorheostosis, such as manipulations, plaster casts, soft-tissue releases, capsulotomies, and osteotomies cause a high recurrence rate. In a 12-year-old girl, flexion contracture of a knee with limb inequality caused by melorheostosis was corrected successfully with the Ilizarov distraction apparatus.
AuthorsD Atar, W B Lehman, A D Grant, A M Strongwater
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research (Clin Orthop Relat Res) Issue 281 Pg. 163-7 (Aug 1992) ISSN: 0009-921X [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID1499204 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Review)
Topics
  • Bone Lengthening (instrumentation, methods)
  • Bone Wires
  • Child
  • Contracture (therapy)
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Equipment Design
  • External Fixators
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint (radiography)
  • Melorheostosis (radiography, therapy)

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