Claire Manske (an orthopaedic resident) presented the results (at 6+ years) of children treated with fixator distraction prior to centralization for radial deficiency. Results were good but recurrence of the radial angulation was more notable than expected. This is something we will continue to monitor moving forward as we feel the technique of using the fixator is still valuable (maintains wrist motion and makes centralization procedure easier). We are in the process of publishing these results.
Alex Aleem (also an orthopaedic resident) presented on cleft hand treatment, specifically the results of patients treated with a transverse bone (i.e., a bone lying 90 degrees to the expected position).
|Cleft hand with transverse bone.|