American Journal of Applied Sciences

A New Reversible Method of Epiphysiodesis-An Experimental Study in Rabbits

Mahmood Karimi-Mobarakeh, Reza Malekpour-Afshar, Nozar Nakhaee, Om Lahoti and Mostapha Rahmanian

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.1082.1084

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 6

Pages 1082-1084

Abstract

Lower limb discrepancy and angular deformities are among the most common orthopedic problems in pediatrics. All methods for correction of these deformities are irreversible and the epiphyseal growth plate is arrested. Current study describes a new reversible method of epiphysiodesis. At the first step, we decided to examine angular deformity of the knee. Seven New Zealand white female rabbits with three-week-old age were selected for this study and used a technique of tension band wiring for home epiphysiodesis in the distal of right femur of rabbits. Then comparisons were between operating lower limb as case group and non operated limbs as control group Angular deformity rates had a statistical significant difference between two group p<0.0001. No pathological changes appeared in growth plate in two groups grossly and microscopically. Finding of study revealed that the ability of this technique will have potential in treating angular deformities without jeopardizing the future growth potential of the physis.

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© 2005 Mahmood Karimi-Mobarakeh, Reza Malekpour-Afshar, Nozar Nakhaee, Om Lahoti and Mostapha Rahmanian. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.