Intramedullary Distraction Devices for Lower-Limb Lengthening: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : April 18, 2017)
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Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of intramedullary distraction devices for patients requiring lower-limb lengthening?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of intramedullary distraction devices for lower-limb lengthening?

Key Message

One randomized controlled trial and twenty-two non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical benefit and safety of intramedullary distraction devices for lower-limb lengthening in adults.