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OLD TRAUMATIC DISPLACEMENT OF THE DISTAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS: Successful Open Reduction Followed by Epiphyseal Arrest of the Normal Femur.

LEVINTHAL, DANIEL H.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: January 1936
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This case is of interest for several reasons:

1. It presents a rather unusual injury, with the distal femoral epiphysis displaced and united anteriorly to the metaphysis.

2. Although shortness of the extremity of one and one-half inches was present, it was possible to secure by operation an anatomical reduction with restoration of normal length.

3. The equality of the extremities was maintained by arresting the growth of the opposite distal femoral epiphyseal plate.

(C) 1936 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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