ROLE OF INTRAMEDULLARY NAILING IN DEFORMITY CORRECTION OF LONG BONES
English

Anne Satish, Sireesha A.S
2016 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
INTRODUCTION Correction of multi-apical long bone deformities in lower limbs is a challenging task. Correction of these deformities with Ilizarov-type external fixators, treating one segment at a time increases the total time of correction and decreases the patients' compliance with considerable discomfort. Hence we preferred intramedullary nail devices which combines accuracy, minimal invasiveness, with patient compliance and with excellent functional outcome. Temporary external fixator used
more » ... rnal fixator used per-operatively in some cases to retain the correction till the insertion of the nail. Eight patients in the age group of 12-35 yrs. presented to us over the last 1 year with multi-apical lower limb deformities. The radiological parameters described by Paley et al 1 were used to assess the pre and post-operative radiographs. With the help of anatomical axes the CORA was identified. Percutaneous osteotomy and stabilization with intramedullary nail was done to correct the deformity. 13 Femora and 7 Tibiae were subjected to correction by this technique and followed up over a period of 1 year (Nov-2014 to Nov-2015 at MIMS Vizianagaram hospital.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2016/236 fatcat:weohtrzxyvactl4xxdd535dfjy