Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Technical Note | Open Access

Correction Rate: An Alternative Assessment of Epiphysiodesis for Lower Limb-Length Discrepancy

Bernard Fraisse, Thomas Heurtin, Rose-Elisabeth Jeantet, Sylvette Marleix, Gregory Lucas, Caroline Le Gall, Antoine Josse and Philippe Violas*

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Rennes Hospital, France

*Correspondance to: Philippe Violas 

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Abstract

Purpose: Results in epiphysiodesis for lower limb-length discrepancy are always reported as residual discrepancy at end of growth. This criterion alone does not, in our view, reflect the expected correction to be achieved by surgery. Methods: Correction rate, being the ratio between obtained and expected correction, on the other hand, represents the quality of the actual epiphysiodesis. The objective of this technical note is to propose a new method for analyzing results, using correction rate as a criterion. Results: We report results in a series of patients undergoing curettage epiphysiodesis, with correction rate as assessment criterion. Conclusion: Correction rate is an original and useful approach for interpreting the results of the treatment of lower limb-length discrepancy by epiphysiodesis

Keywords:

Lower limb-length discrepancy; Surgery; Correction rate

Citation:

Fraisse B, Heurtin T, Jeantet R-E, Marleix S, Lucas G, Gall CL, et al. Correction Rate: An Alternative Assessment of Epiphysiodesis for Lower Limb-Length Discrepancy. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2997.

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