An Innovative Plate Concept for Rotational Guided Growth, A Porcine Pilot Study

New publication in Cureus

In this pilot study we aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a novel implant intended for rotational guided growth (RotOs Plate) in a large porcine animal model.

RotOs plates were inserted over the distal femoral physis of the left femur in 6 pigs.
After 12 weeks both femora were MRI scanned and rotation was determined as the difference in femoral version between the operated and non-operated femur.

External rotation was achieved in all operated femurs with a mean difference of 12,5(range 9-16).
No significant difference in limb length was detected.


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