Ollier's Disease: Varus Angulation at the Lower Femur and Its Management

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Abstract

Summary

Attention is drawn to the high incidence of varus angulation in the lower femur in Ollier's disease; eight of a total of 14 patients with this condition have this deformity. There may be retardation or arrest of the medial portion of the lower femoral growth plate. One case demonstrates a bone bridge, a condition not previously described in Ollier's disease. The limb-length inequality and varus angulation require concurrent management by a variety of techniques, which are described. Three of the eight patients have reached skeletal maturity; the remainder provide useful information on the condition and are a stimulus for discussion of future management.

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