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World J Orthop. Jan 18, 2024; 15(1): 1-10
Published online Jan 18, 2024. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v15.i1.1
Effective time, correction speed and termination time of hemi-epiphysiodesis in children
Jian-Fa Zeng, Yu-Yin Xie, Can Liu, Zhen-Qi Song, Zheng Xu, Zhong-Wen Tang, Jie Wen, Sheng Xiao
Jian-Fa Zeng, Yu-Yin Xie, Zhen-Qi Song, Zheng Xu, Zhong-Wen Tang, Jie Wen, Sheng Xiao, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410013, Hunan Province, China
Can Liu, Department of Anatomy, Hunan Normal University school of Medicine, Changsha 410003, Hunan Province, China
Co-first authors: Jian-Fa Zeng and Yu-Yin Xie.
Co-corresponding authors: Jie Wen and Sheng Xiao.
Author contributions: Zeng JF and Xie YY conceived and coordinated the study, designed; Liu C, Song ZQ, and Xu Z performed and analyzed the literature; Wen J wrote the paper; Tang ZW did the database search; Xiao S revised the paper; Zeng JF and Xie YY contribute equally to this study, they share co-first author; Wen J and Xiao S contribute equally to this study, they share co-corresponding author.
Supported by Science Foundation of Hunan Education Department, No. 21B0075.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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Corresponding author: Jie Wen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University, No. 61 West Jiefang Road, Changsha 410013, Hunan Province, China. cashwj@qq.com
Received: September 23, 2023
Peer-review started: September 23, 2023
First decision: November 23, 2023
Revised: November 27, 2023
Accepted: December 19, 2023
Article in press: December 19, 2023
Published online: January 18, 2024
Abstract

In children with asymmetric growth on the medial and lateral side of limbs, if there still remains growth potential, the guided growth technique of hemi-epiphysiodesis on one side of the epiphysis is recognized as a safe and effective method. However, when the hemi-epiphysiodesis start to correct the deformities, how many degrees could hemi-epiphysiodesis bring every month and when to remove the hemi-epiphysiodesis implant without rebound phenomenon are still on debate. This article reviews the current studies focus on the effective time, correction speed and termination time of hemi-epiphysiodesis.

Keywords: Hemi-epiphysiodesis, Percutaneous epiphysiodesis, Transphyseal screws, Eight plate

Core Tip: Epiphysiodesis is an effective treatment for limb deformity in children with unclosed epiphyseal. When the hemi-epiphysiodesis start to correct the deformities, how many degrees could hemi-epiphysiodesis bring every month and when to remove the hemi-epiphysiodesis implant without rebound phenomenon are still on debate. This article reviews the current studies focus on the effective time, correction speed and termination time of hemi-epiphysiodesis.