[Ilizarov method used for the sequela of growth cartilage lesions]

Published online: Jun 27 1993

B Vinchon, D Cordonnier, D Théry, G Polvèche, and M De Buttet.

Université Catholique de Lille, Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie, Centre Hospitalier Saint Philibert, Lomme, France.


Ilizarov distraction osteogenesis is a good way to correct sequelae of growth plate injury after completion of the growth. There is often both limb length discrepancy and angular deformation in varus, valgus, flexum, and recurvatum after surgery or trauma in childhood. Such deformations of the distal femoral growth plate, both proximal and distal tibial and distal radial will be presented, treated by a one-step Ilizarov method.