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Older age and multi-joint external fixator are two risk factors of complications in ulnar lengthening in children with hereditary multiple exostosis
Objectives: Hereditary multiple exostosis (HME) often involves forearm deformities. The aim of this study was to present the clinical results of 37 children who underwent ulnar lengthening with two different types of unilateral external fixators, and to investigate the risk factors of complications. Methods: We evaluated 37 children with forearm deformities caused by HME treated in our hospital from January 2008 to July 2019. The surgical procedures included resection of exostosis, osteotomy ofdoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-47412/v2 fatcat:apyfowobkzbc5osf47dy2d65ju