Distraction Osteogenesis for Complex Foot Deformities: Gigli Saw Midfoot Osteotomy with External Fixation – Corrected Proof

Abstract: Open midfoot wedge osteotomy correction can cause neurovascular compromise, requires extensive exposure, sacrifices normal joints, and shortens the foot. We used a minimally invasive technique to treat complex foot deformities by combining percutaneous Gigli saw midfoot osteotomy, circular external fixation, and acute, gradual, or gradual with acute manipulation correction. The medical records of 23 patients (26 feet) with complex foot deformities (congenital, 18 feet; neuromuscular, 4 feet; post-traumatic, 3 feet; malunion, 1 foot) who had undergone treatment within an 18-year period (1990 through 2007) were retrospectively reviewed.

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Distraction Osteogenesis for Complex Foot Deformities: Gigli Saw Midfoot Osteotomy with External Fixation – Corrected Proof

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