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Open epiphysiodesis

Open epiphysiodesis

Open epiphysiodesis: Open epiphysiodesis is surgery to remove a block of the bone on top of the growth plate (physis) with a chisel; the block is rotated 90 or 180 degrees and placed across the growth plate, creating a bridge across the physis.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Open epiphysiodesis

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Open epiphysiodesis:

  • Limb length difference (in adolescents)

Other Surgical Options: Open epiphysiodesis

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Open epiphysiodesis may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Open epiphysiodesis

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Open epiphysiodesis may include:

Procedure Complications: Open epiphysiodesis

Possible surgical complications of Open epiphysiodesis may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Failure to restrict bone growth
  • Shorter adult stature
  • Fracture of the femur
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Open epiphysiodesis: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Open epiphysiodesis: Eight to twelve weeks.

Open epiphysiodesis: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Open epiphysiodesis) include:

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