Mar 252019

This books presents essentials of modern limb lengthening techniques and procedures performed at the Rubin Institute of Advanced Orthopaedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, USA. It discusses the use of the Taylor Spatial Frame, ISKD, Ilizarov circular fixators and the LRS rail external fixator. Case examples include deformity correction and lengthening for congenital conditions such as congenital femoral deficiency, fibular and tibial hemimelia and clubfoot. Stature lengthening for achondroplasia is shown in detail. Case examples include more than 700 digital photographs and illustrations shown in step-by-step intraoperative detail. The author discusses indications for surgery, complications and outcomes and cites current literature.



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