Serrated (W/M) osteotomy: A new technique for simultaneous correction of angular and torsional deformity of the lower limb in children

O. Khermosh, S. Wientroub

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Abstract

The serrated (W/M) osteotomy allows for simultaneous correction of angular and/or torsional deformities of the lower limb in the growing child. This osteotomy provides an attractive alternative to various types of upper tibial or distal femoral osteotomies. It eases the translations of the preoperative clinical and radiological evaluation to accurate angles during surgery. This type of osteotomy is stable, with large contact surfaces that provide excellent healing. Although no length is sacrificed, neither bone graft nor internal or external fixation is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blount disease
  • Femoral osteotomy
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Torsional deformities
  • W/M osteotomy

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