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Current Issue - March 2010, Volume 4, Issue No. 1

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Bamboo Osteotomy for Blount’s Disease


Blount disease is a common childhood condition that requires surgical correction. The conventional method of osteotomy and acute correction is associated with risk of neurovascular complications and occasionally displacement of the intra operative alignment. This case report describes a new technique that involves multiple longitudinal osteotomies over the proximal tibia without loss of cortical continuity between the proximal and distal tibia. It simulates an incomplete (greenstick) fracture that allows plastic deformation at the site of correction. This correction is more stable, and can be expected to heal more rapidly than conventional treatments.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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