Ilizarov bone transport as a treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia: a long-term follow-up study

Jan Vanderstappen, Johan Lammens, Pieter Berger, Armond Marco Laumen

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PURPOSE: Most studies on congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia (CPT) report on the short-term union rate and refracture rate but do not take into account the long-term outcome. This review includes patients treated with an Ilizarov bone transport, who all reached skeletal maturity. It describes long-term results and highlights any prognostic factors that could predict the final outcome.

METHODS: The records of patients with CPT treated with an Ilizarov bone transport in our institution were retrospectively evaluated.

RESULTS: A total of 12 consecutive patients were studied. The mean follow-up was 24.5 years (range 6-39 years). Primary consolidation was seen in ten patients (83 %). Half of these patients had a refracture. At final follow-up, eight patients experienced union and four remained un-united, of whom one had an amputation.

CONCLUSIONS: The present data confirm a good primary healing rate. However, tibial union at final follow-up was only seen in 67 %, indicating that refracture is the main issue. United bone is often of inferior biological and mechanical quality, so lifetime protection with intramedullary devices, braces or a combination of both is recommended.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)319-324
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftJournal of Children's Orthopaedics
Volume9
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
DOI's
StatusPublished - aug 2015

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