Lengthening and reconstruction of congenital leg deficiencies for enhanced prosthetic wear. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Gait
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Weight-Bearing

MeSH Major

  • Artificial Limbs
  • Ilizarov Technique
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital

abstract

  • Congenital limb deficiencies with severe shortening and/or deformity can be difficult to fit with a prosthesis. We report two patients in whom gradual lengthening and deformity correction with the Ilizarov/Taylor spatial frame was used to improve prosthesis fit, comfort, and gait.

publication date

  • February 2008

has subject area

  • Adult
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Female
  • Gait
  • Humans
  • Ilizarov Technique
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Limb Deformities, Congenital
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Weight-Bearing

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2505123

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11999-007-0041-2

PubMed ID

  • 18196437

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 495

end page

  • 499

volume

  • 466

number

  • 2