Expanded Indications for Guided Growth in Pediatric Extremities Current Concept Review

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Teresa Cappello

Abstract

Guided growth for coronal plane knee deformity has successfully historically been utilized for knee valgus, and knee varus. More recent use of this technique has expanded its indications to correct other lower and upper extremity deformities such as hallux valgus, hindfoot calcaneus, ankle valgus and equinus, rotational abnormalities of the lower extremity, knee flexion, coxa valga, and distal radius deformity.  Guiding the growth of the extremity can be successful and is a low morbidity method for correcting deformity and should be considered early in the treatment of these conditions, when the child has a minimum of 2 years of growth remaining. Further expansion of the application of this concept in the treatment of pediatric limb deformities should be considered

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Cappello, T. (2021). Expanded Indications for Guided Growth in Pediatric Extremities. JPOSNA, 3(1). Retrieved from https://jposna.org/ojs/index.php/jposna/article/view/217
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Lower Extremity