Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : tibio femoral angles

Retrospective study of medial Physeal stapling for primary and secondary genu valgum in late childhood and adolescents

Dr. K Sundaresh, Dr. Raghavendra, Dr. Rahul, Dr. Yugandhar S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2395-2403

Purpose: To study the outcome of staples (Temporary hemiepiphysiodesis) in the management of angular plane deformities of the knee in skeletally immature children.
Retrospective study: A Total of 20 patients with bilateral affected knee joints having minimum of 1 year of skeletal growth remaining were included in our study-out of 20, 16 being Primary genu valgum and 4 being secondary genu valgum due to renal rickets. Angular correction was measured by recording anatomical Tibio femoral angles.
The correction rate (degree per month) and complications were recorded.
Results: The most common was idiopathic genu valgum.
Rate of correction was 1.2 degree.
We had excellent and good outcomes according to modified Zueze et al. Criteria.
Conclusion: We recommend use of staples for primary and secondary genu valgum in late childhood and adolescence. However, the staples can carry a risk like extrusion, breakage and implant failure.