Deformity correction with submuscular plating technique in children

Chang Wug Oh, Hae Ryong Song, Joon Woo Kim, Hee Soo Kyung, Hyun Joo Lee, Woo Kie Min, Byung Chul Park

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The results of femoral or tibial deformities corrected with the submsucular plating technique were evaluated. Nineteen deformities of 16 patients (mean age 9.8 years) were included. Through percutaneous corrective osteotomy, submuscular plating was carried out with locking plate. All deformities were successfully corrected and united without bone grafts in an average of 12 weeks. The average correction of deformity was 22.5°. Except one patient of complex deformity, most patients recovered the desired alignment without major complications. Submuscular plating may be an effective alternative for treating deformities in children, providing adequate stability without disadvantages of external fixator or intramedullary nail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


  • Deformity correction
  • External fixator
  • Submuscular plating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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