Temporary hemiepiphysiodesis (knee)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Lower limbs asymmetric in length.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male

Right knee radiographs

Medial distal femur temporary hemiepiphysiodesis metallic plate and screws. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates an orthopedic technique to correct limb-length discrepancy and angular deformities in children causing a hemiepiphyseal arrest with a temporary hemiepiphysiodesis. 


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Case information

rID: 51691
Published: 27th Apr 2017
Last edited: 2nd Jun 2018
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