Video Abstract: Transphyseal Screw vs. Plate in Hemiepiphysiodesis for Coronal-Plane Knee Deformities

A video abstract is available with the new study by McGinley et al. in JBJS: 

Faster Rate of Correction with Distal Femoral Transphyseal Screws Versus Plates in Hemiepiphysiodesis for Coronal-Plane Knee Deformity: Age- and Sex-Matched Cohorts of Skeletally Immature Patients 

Hemiepiphysiodesis, or guided growth, is used to treat coronal-plane knee deformities in skeletally immature patients. In a new study in JBJS, McGinley et al. compare the rates of correction for distal femoral transphyseal screws and growth modulation plates in age- and sex-matched cohorts with coronal deformities. 

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As concluded by the authors, “The current study provides simple clinical references for the rate of correction of MAD [mechanical axis deviation] and the LDFA [lateral distal femoral angle] for 2 methods of hemiepiphysiodesis. The results suggest that transphyseal screws may correct coronal knee deformities during the initial treatment stage more quickly than growth modulation plates in distal femoral guided growth.” 

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