Peri-Implant Fracture After Distal Femur Percutaneous Epiphysiodesis Using Transphyseal Screws Quality Improvement Case Series
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Percutaneous epiphysiodesis using transphyseal screws (PETS) is a commonly used technique for guided growth. Technical challenges specific to the distal femur include difficulty obtaining a start point, accurately predicting trajectory across the physis, and achieving adequate thread purchase in the epiphysis. A previously unreported complication is peri-implant fracture. We present a case of peri-implant fracture after epiphysiodesis for leg length discrepancy, ultimately treated with retrograde intramedullary nail fixation. We recommend a modified PETS technique and close attention to orthopedic principles to avoid this unfortunate complication.
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Shaw, K. G., & Sanders, J. S. (2023). Peri-Implant Fracture After Distal Femur Percutaneous Epiphysiodesis Using Transphyseal Screws: Quality Improvement Case Series. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.55275/JPOSNA-2023-684