epiphysiodesis

ep·i·phys·i·od·e·sis

(ep'i-fiz-ē-od'ĕ-sis),
1. Premature union of the epiphysis with the diaphysis, resulting in cessation of growth.
2. An operative procedure that partially or totally destroys an epiphysis and may incorporate a bone graft to produce fusion of the epiphysis or premature cessation of its growth; generally undertaken to equalize leg length.
[epiphysis + G. desis, binding]

epiphysiodesis

(ĕ-pē-fĭz″ē-ō-dē′sĭs) [″ + Gr. dein, to bind]
The scraping and surgical obliteration of the growth plate of a bone.
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However, Gage and Cary have reported that trochanteric epiphysiodesis did not significantly affect the final shape of proximal femur at the six-year follow-up (16).
Correlation of chronological age and bone age with the correction of ankle valgus by surface epiphysiodesis of the distal medial tibial physis.
57 for the proximal tibia) to predict LLD is acceptable for a child who has undergone epiphysiodesis,[sup][7],[11] but whether these values are equally applicable in predicting LLD of a child who has undergone limb salvage surgery is questionable.
Epiphysiodesis in Macrodactyly: Macrodactyly is a congenital condition, which may impede the development of normal gait.
X-ray of right thigh was taken and it showed fracture shaft of femur at distal third with cannulated screws in situ, which were used for epiphysiodesis (Figure 2).
Limb length discrepancies greater than 1 inch are treated with epiphysiodesis (growth plate arrest) of the longer leg; early treatment of ankle deformities may prevent further deterioration of function.
Some authors prefer stapling over epiphysiodesis because it allows a certain amount of flexibility of timing [45].
A discrepancy or a valgus deformity can be corrected with epiphysiodesis.
Epiphysiodesis or ablation of the physis is the most common surgery Dr.
Limb length inequality has been managed by shortening osteotomies or epiphysiodesis.
Upper and lower limb length equalization: diagnosis, limb lengthening and curtailment, epiphysiodesis.
57) Lateral pillar height may be predictive, and in lateral pillar C hips, a greater trochanteric epiphysiodesis can be performed in conjunction with VDRO.