A method of corrective osteotomy for the complicated deviations of the rachitic tibia has been described, which seems to include a minimum of operative interference in the bone, universal applicability, adequacy of correction, and prompt and certain consolidation, with notable shortening of postoperative immobilization and convalescence. The method has been applied to about twenty cases and has been uniformly successful. Complications in the way of wound infection occurred twice, both times on one side only in a bilateral case, and though a low-grade osteomyelitis prevailed, as evidenced by discharge of a small sequestrum, solid union occurred and the sinus closed permanently after a few months with no other treatment than simple dressings. Although complete correction prevailed in all cases of the series, the most striking result seemed to be the rapidity of healing.
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