The Use of Distraction Osteogenesis and a Taylor Spatial Frame in the Treatment of a Tibial Shaft Nonunion and Deformity in a Pediatric Patient with Osteopetrosis: A Case Report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

CASE: Osteopetrosis is a heritable disease that causes brittle bones that are prone to fracture. Furthermore, these brittle bones have a poor healing response and a high risk of subsequent refracture. Many treatment strategies have been described for initial fracture stabilization; however, there is a paucity of literature describing treatment of refractures and subsequent deformity. We present the long-term results of a unique case in which we used a circular external fixator, the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME (Smith & Nephew), to correct a deformity in a patient with osteopetrosis who suffered multiple refractures of the tibia. CONCLUSION: We propose the potential use of distraction osteogenesis as an option for fracture and deformity treatment in patients with osteopetrosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Catanzano, AA; Fitch, RD

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • e93 -

PubMed ID

  • 30489377

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2160-3251

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2106/JBJS.CC.17.00322


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States