Paper Information

Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES)   Fall 2002 , Volume 9 , Number 3 (SN 25); Page(s) 41 To 47.
 
Paper: 

THE DETERMINATION OF LOWER LIMB LENGTHENING OPERATION RESULTS IN PATIENTS WITH LOWER LIMB-LENGTH DISCREPANCY IN HAMADAN (1987-1999)

 
 
Author(s):  DAVOUDPOUR KH.*, RAHIMIAN R.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDICS, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES & HEALTH SERVICES, HAMADAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Discrepancy in limb lengths (anisomelia) is a common orthopedic problem, arising from either shortening or overgrowth of one or more bones in the limbs. The object of this study was determination of lower limb lengthening operation results in 21 patient with lower limbs - length discrepancy that were admitted in Hamadan Hospitals in 1987- 1999.
In this Cross - Sectional Descriptive Study, all lower limb lengthening operated in Hamadan Hospitals in 1987 - 1999 was studied. Primary data were recorded on the basis of patients files in hospital, then the necessary data were completed using the patients files in the private centers and later examination. Finally collected data were analyzed by EPI Info 6 software.
The mean of age in the studied patients was 16.6±4.9years. The most frequency of patients age (38%), was in age group of 13-15 years. 90.5% of patients were operated by leg lengthening and 9.5% of them by thigh lengthening. 71.5% of patients were obtained increasing of length amounting to 30-55 mm in involved limb after operation. "Wagner" external fixator was used in treatment of 14.3% of patients. 14.3% of patients needed corrected surgery before main surgery. 85.7% of patients needed complementary surgery after main surgery. The most common minor complication after lower limb lengthening operation created in 90% of patients was pain. The most common major complication after lower limb lengthening operation was severe equanus deformity of foot that was created in 57.1% of patients.
Evaluation of 21 lower limb lengthening operation showed that more attention should be paid to lower limb lengthenig operation because of poliomyelitis handicaps and war handicaps and accessibility of instruments for operation which not only can solve cosmetic problems but also functioning of handicaps

 
Keyword(s): LIP DISEASES, MOUTH DISEASES, PATHOLOGY
 
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