KNEEEndoscopically aided physeal bar takedown and guided growth for the treatment of angular limb deformityLoraas, Erik K.; Schmale, Gregory A.Author Information Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington, USA Correspondence to Gregory A. Schmale, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, W-7706, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA Tel: +1 206 987 2519; fax: +1 206 987 3852; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: July 2012 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p 348-351 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328346d308 Buy Metrics Abstract The treatment of physeal arrest after infection remains a challenge. This report describes localized endoscopic epiphysiolysis combined with guided growth in the treatment of partial physeal arrest and limb deformity in an infant after infection. Over a year's time, the valgus was corrected and the plate was removed. The patient returned to full activity. Physeal arrest may occur at anytime after physeal trauma, highlighting the importance of long-term follow-up. Endoscopic physeal bar takedown combined with guided growth of the distal femur can be an effective option for the treatment. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.