Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia associated with neurofibromatosis-1: Treatment with Ilizarov's device

S. Boero, M. Catagni, O. Donzelli, R. Facchini, P. V. Frediani

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Abstract

We reexamined 21 patients with congenital pseudarthrosis of the leg (congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia; CPT) associated with neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1), ≤2 years after the termination of treatment, for a statistical study of the results obtained by using Ilizarov's external fixator. Of the 21 tibias operated on, 17 consolidated after the first treatment, whereas four did not. Of the 17 consolidated tibias, four refractured and were retreated by using a variety of methods. Only one healed. At follow-up, which occurred ≤2 years after the removal of the fixator, the results were nine consolidations without deformities or with shortening

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-684
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Children
  • Congenital tibial pseudarthrosis
  • External device treatment
  • Ilizarov
  • Limb lengthening
  • Neurofibromatosis-1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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