Limb ReconstructionOutcomes of intralesional osteotomy and distraction osteogenesis for limb length equalization in Ollier’s diseaseHosny, Gamal A.; Elsheikh, Ahmed A. Author Information Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Egypt Received 8 August 2021 Accepted 12 June 2022 Correspondence to Ahmed A. Elsheikh, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Benha University, Fareeed Nada street, Benha, 13511, Egypt, Tel: +20 15 5507 6636; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B 32(1):p 54-59, January 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000001001 Buy Metrics Abstract Limb length discrepancy and deformities resulting from Ollier’s disease are challenging to treat and have increased complications. We aimed to assess the safety of intralesional osteotomy for distraction osteogenesis and report the results of guided growth as a method of deformity correction in such conditions. We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients (eight boys and five girls), 28 segments (12 femora and 16 tibias), treated using Ilizarov circular ring fixator in one center. Nine patients had an oblique plane deformity, whereas four had a coronal plane deformity. Femoral shortening ranged from three to 11 cm. Tibial shortening ranged from 3.5 to 12 cm. Intralesional osteotomy was carried out in all patients, and guided growth (hemiepiphysiodesis) was used in seven segments (25%). The median age was 11 years (6–14 years) at surgery, with a median follow-up of 4.5 years (3–18 years). The median achieved lengthening in the femur was 7 cm (5–11 cm) and in the tibia was 5 cm (3–9 cm). The average Bone Healing Index (BHI) for the femur was 32 days/cm (28–38 days/cm), and for the tibia was 36 days/cm (28–40 days/cm). Before frame removal, the mechanical axis was restored to the knee joint center in all cases. Normal radiographic bone regeneration was evident in all cases. Hemiepiphysiodesis successfully corrected the angular deformities. Intralesional osteotomy for distraction osteogenesis is well-tolerated and reliable in Ollier’s disease. Radiological normal bone was formed at the distraction site. Guided growth is also a reproducible method for deformity correction in Ollier’s disease, similar to other conditions. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.