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LENGTHENING OF THE FEMUR WITH SIMULTANEOUS CORRECTION OF COXA VARA.

HAAS, SYLVAN L.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: January 1933
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Lengthening of the femur and correction of coxa vara can be simultaneously obtained by making a diagonal osteotomy from the greater to the lesser trochanter and applying skeletal traction to the distal fragment. The correction of the coxa vara can be regulated by the degree of the angle of abduction and flexion. Some of the lengthening is dependent upon the correction of the coxa vara but the greater amount is due to the downward excursion of the distal fragment on the proximal fragment.

(C) 1933 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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