The Ilizarov apparatus for treatment of melorheostosis: Case report and review of the literature

D. Atar, W. B. Lehman, A. D. Grant, A. M. Strongwater

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Abstract

Traditional conservative and surgical methods of treatment of melorheostosis, such as manipulations, plaster casts, soft-tissue releases, capsulotomies, and osteotomies cause a high recurrence rate. In a 12-year-old girl, flexion contracture of a knee with limb inequality caused by melorheostosis was corrected successfully with the Ilizarov distraction apparatus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number281
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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