Lengthening of Femur by Combined Osteosynthesis: A Case Report

Femur lengthening for correction of limb length discrepancy in a child with neurological defect (hemiparesis) was showed in the paper. In this case we used distraction osteosynthesis method by Ilizarov (external fixator) with elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) method. Lengthening rate was 0.95 mm/day (total 3.5 cm), healing index was 34 days/cm. After 6 month of our treatment patient was satisfied for result and had initial Range of Motion (ROM) of hip and knee joints. Currently we are continuing our way of combined bone lengthening in patients with neurological defects in research project and recommend this plan.


Sergey S Leonchuk

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