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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Rose, R. E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Femoral lengthening using the Ilizarov technique
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
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Date of Publication
2006
Volume ID
55
Issue ID
6
Page(s)
420-4
Language
eng
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Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v55n6/a10v55n6.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
Notes
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Abstract
The Ilizarov method allows the surgeon to perform extended lengthening of both congenital and acquired short limbs. The technique can be difficult, time consuming and is associated with many complications. Generally, the number of complications and failures of lengthenings increases in proportion to the length of the distraction and the severity of the preoperative problems. The rate of major complications decreases substantially as the experience of the surgeon increases.....
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