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Developmental deformities of the lower limbs

Andrew Wainwright

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013016

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Developmental deformities of the lower limbs

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Some rare angular deformities of the lower limbs must be recognized early

Most deteriorate with time and cause significant functional problems

With tibial bowing, description of the apex of the bow determines prognosis and management

Surgical management of these conditions can be difficult: multiple procedures may be required during the growth period.

Chapter.  4817 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Paediatrics ; Reproduction, Growth and Development

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