Journal of Orthopaedics and Allied Sciences

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

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


Ronald Menezes, Bakul Arora, Prashanth Acharya 
 Department of Orthopaedics, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Bakul Arora
Department of Orthopaedics, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady - 575 002, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Distraction osteogenesis is standard for bone lengthening. The use of Joshi«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Menezes R, Arora B, Acharya P. A simple technique to correct angular deformity in metacarpal during distraction of osteogenesis.J Orthop Allied Sci 2015;3:48-50


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Menezes R, Arora B, Acharya P. A simple technique to correct angular deformity in metacarpal during distraction of osteogenesis. J Orthop Allied Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];3:48-50
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