Opening-wedge osteotomy, allografting with dual buttress plate fixation for severe genu recurvatum caused by partial growth arrest of the proximal tibial physis: A case report

Liang Chin Chen, Yi Sheng Chan*, Ching Jen Wang

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Abstract

Injuries to the proximal tibial physis are among the least common epiphyseal injuries. We present a case of severe genu recurvatum deformity (45°) with leg length discrepancy (4 cm) following a neglected proximal tibial physeal injury incurred 6 years previously. The 16-year-old patient was successfully treated by open-wedge osteotomy, allograft reconstruction, and dual buttress plate fixation. At 3 years' follow-up, the patient was asymptomatic, fully active with a full range of motion (0°-140°) of the leg, and equal leg lengths. There were no signs of genu recurvatum clinically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-387
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 07 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Allograft
  • Buttress plate
  • Genu recurvatum
  • Osteotomy
  • Proximal tibial physis

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