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Salvage of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia by the induced membrane technique followed by a motorised lengthening nail

Abstract : An 18-year-old male with neurofibromatosis type I was treated for congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia using the Masquelet induced-membrane technique with internal fixation by retrograde implantation of a transplantar intramedullary nail. Bone healing was obtained at the expense of malunion with external rotation and 5.5cm of lower limb shortening. A motorised intramedullary-lengthening nail (Fitbone®, Wittenstein, Igersheim, Germany) was implanted. This treatment was successful in correcting the rotational malalignment and limb length discrepancy. The motorised nail Fitbone® may be a valid option for treating complex cases of limb length discrepancy, including those combined with limb deformities.
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Tristan Pollon, Jérôme Sales de Gauzy, Thuy Trang Pham, Camille Thevenin Lemoine, Franck Accadbled. Salvage of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia by the induced membrane technique followed by a motorised lengthening nail. Orthopaedics and Traumatology - Surgery and Research, Elsevier, 2018, 104 (1), pp.147-153. ⟨10.1016/j.otsr.2017.10.012⟩. ⟨hal-02135146⟩

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