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Lengthening the Lower Extremities of Children with Ollier’s and Maffucci’s Enchondromatosis Using Implantable Lengthening Nails

Paley Institute, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, USA
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Children 2021, 8(6), 502; https://doi.org/10.3390/children8060502
Received: 16 May 2021 / Revised: 9 June 2021 / Accepted: 10 June 2021 / Published: 14 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction in Children)
There are multiple forms of enchondromatosis with Ollier’s and Maffucci’s being the most prevalent types. Limb length discrepancy is a common problem in patients with Ollier’s and Maffucci’s enchondromatosis. There are multiple reports about lengthening bones in patients with enchondromatosis using external fixators. However, there are no case series regarding the use of implantable lengthening technology. The purpose of this paper is to describe our experience with implantable nail lengthening in patients with enchondromatosis. A retrospective chart and radiographic review of patients with enchondromatosis who underwent implantable nail limb lengthening was performed. Seven patients with 14 bony segments were reviewed. A total of 11/14 lengthenings were completed without difficulty. There were no issues in terms of fixation location in patients with Ollier’s disease. One patient with Maffucci’s syndrome experienced migration of the nail during two lengthenings due to a combination of intralesional fixation and preconsolidation. One patient with Ollier’s disease developed a knee extension contracture requiring manipulation under anesthesia. No other complications were recorded. The use of implantable nail lengthening to resolve limb length discrepancies in patients with Ollier’s disease appears to be safe and effective. View Full-Text
Keywords: implantable nail lengthening; motorized nail lengthening; lengthening nail; enchondromatosis; Ollier; Maffucci implantable nail lengthening; motorized nail lengthening; lengthening nail; enchondromatosis; Ollier; Maffucci
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Huser, A.J.; Hoellwarth, J.S.; Coppa, V.; Feldman, D.S.; Paley, D. Lengthening the Lower Extremities of Children with Ollier’s and Maffucci’s Enchondromatosis Using Implantable Lengthening Nails. Children 2021, 8, 502. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8060502

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Huser AJ, Hoellwarth JS, Coppa V, Feldman DS, Paley D. Lengthening the Lower Extremities of Children with Ollier’s and Maffucci’s Enchondromatosis Using Implantable Lengthening Nails. Children. 2021; 8(6):502. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8060502

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Huser, Aaron J., Jason S. Hoellwarth, Valentino Coppa, David S. Feldman, and Dror Paley. 2021. "Lengthening the Lower Extremities of Children with Ollier’s and Maffucci’s Enchondromatosis Using Implantable Lengthening Nails" Children 8, no. 6: 502. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8060502

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