Open Access Case Report

Femoral Lenghtening with Precice Magnetic Nail in a 42 Year Old Patient

Mahmut Nedim Aytekin*, Fahri Emre and Safa Kapıcıoğlu

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medicine Faculty, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 09, 2019;  Published Date: April 22, 2019


Lower extremity length difference causes orthopedic pathologies as well as a cosmetic problem. Orthopedic surgeons are closely related to the treatment of this pathology due to changes in walking patterns and as well as degenerative disorders emerging in the skeleton. The treatment of the length difference in the lower extremity has not been commonly preferred amongst surgeons due to possible complications [1]. There, were subsequent periods of different treatments in orthopedic history. Amongst these treatment methods, the extension of the short limb was frequently performed before, but it was set aside when the complications occurred [2]. Then, in parallel with technological developments, they have become more current and widespread. In this case, we reported that extremity inequality caused coxarthrosis in the hip joint of the long side, although the patient was 42 years old, the extension could be successful with magnetic nails, and the precice nail could be broken from the extension point.

Keywords: Precice magnetic nail; lenghtening

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