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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 82-B, Issue 7 | Pages 1030 - 1033
1 Sep 2000
Karatosun V Alekberov C Alici E Ardiç CO Aksu G

Seven children with a post-traumatic cubitus varus deformity were treated using the Ilizarov technique of distraction osteogenesis. The outcome was rated as excellent in each case and all were satisfied with the cosmetic appearance. No complications had been encountered by the latest follow-up at a mean of 66.7 months. This technique seems reliable for the treatment of such deformities, provided that it achieves full correction by gradual distraction. Nerve palsy and unsightly scars are avoided, and the range of movement of adjacent joints is preserved.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 82-B, Issue 2 | Pages 239 - 241
1 Mar 2000
Alekberov C Karatosun V Baran Ö Günal I

Patients with short congenital amputations below the elbow often function as if they have had a disarticulation of the elbow. We have reviewed the results in six patients who had lengthening of such stumps by the Ilizarov technique to improve the fitting of prostheses.

The mean lengthening was 5.6 cm (3.4 to 8.4), and in two patients flexion contractures of the elbows were corrected simultaneously. Additional lateral distraction was used in one patient to provide a better surface on the stump. There were no major complications. All six patients were able to use their prosthesis at the latest follow-up after 39 to 78 months.