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Minimal Invasive Technique for Correction of Bowlegs in Children

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Clinical, experimental and histopathological studies were done on sixteen patients and four rabbits. Clinical material includes sixteen patients with bowlegs deformity, their ages ranged between 2 - 7 years and experimental material includes four rabbits each of them 5 weeks of age. Hemicircumferential periosteal release was done on rabbits (only one leg and the other leg is a control one) after ten weeks histopathological study to the proximal tibia was done on the operated and the non operated sides also hemicircumferential periosteal release was done on the patients at the proximal tibia on the medial side.growth changes occur in the tibia of the experimental animals and histopthological changes were observed at the growth plate adjacent to the divided periosteum and the clinical results on the patients were encouraging and correction of bowlegs occur within 6 - 8 months after operation.

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A. Alkhooly, "Minimal Invasive Technique for Correction of Bowlegs in Children," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 126-130. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2012.23023.

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