Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia

Wallace B. Lehman, Dan Atar, David S. Feldman, Jonathan C. Gordon, Alfred D. Grant

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    Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia remains one of the most difficult conditions to treat in orthopedic surgery. Seven cases were treated in our hospital by different methods. Three out of seven patients were healed, two of these refractured. At follow-up, the success rate was 14% (one out of seven cases). It is our recommendation that early primary amputation with an appropriate prosthesis should be considered, and that the final evaluation should not be based on obtaining bone union, but on the level of function of the lower extremity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-107
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000


    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Surgical treatment
    • Tibia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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