Intramedullary Roddong in Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Mulpuri, Kishore and Joseph, Benjamin (2000) Intramedullary Roddong in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 20 (2). pp. 267-273.

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The results of intramedullary rodding of long bones of 16 children with osteogenesis imperfecta, over a 10-year period, were analyzed. Sheffield elongating rods or non-elongating rods were used. The frequency of fractures was dramatically reduced after implantation of either type of rod, and the ambulatory status improved in all instances. The results were significantly better after Sheffield rodding with regard to the frequency of complications requiring reoperations and the longevity of the rods. Migration of the rods, encountered frequently, appears to be related to improper placement of the rods in the bone. It seems likely that if care is taken to ensure precise placement of a rod of appropriate size, several of these complications may be avoided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intramedullary rod_Osteogenesis imperfecta_Telescoping rod.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 04:58
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 04:58

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