Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

A simple technique to correct angular deformity in metacarpal during distraction of osteogenesis

Department of Orthopaedics, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Bakul Arora
Department of Orthopaedics, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady - 575 002, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-2585.155932

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Distraction osteogenesis is standard for bone lengthening. The use of Joshi's external stabilizing system (JESS) fixators are common for lengthening of metacarpals. However, being a uniaxial fixator, occurrence of angular deformity is possible. The use of strong dynamic fixators aid in prevention and correction of angular deformities of long bones. We report a simple method to correct angular deformity of metacarpal using JESS fixator, in a 14-year-old girl who presented with congenitally short 3 rd metacarpal.

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