Shepherd's crook deformity of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia treated with corrective osteotomy and dynamic hip screw

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Fibrous dysplasia, a condition in which the skeleton fails to develop normally, is characterized by fibroblastic stroma and immature bone. Bowing of the long bones occurs frequently in the polyostotic form, and stress fractures often result. Shepherd's crook deformity is a characteristic feature of fibrous dysplasia. The goal of its treatment is to obtain normal walking ability and relieve pain due to pathologic fracture secondary to the deformity; however, correction of the deformity is a surgical challenge. We present 2 cases of shepherd's crook deformity treated with corrective osteotomy and a dynamic hip screw. Both cases showed good bone healing and no recurrent deformity. The gross deformities were corrected, and both patients were pain-free after operation. © 2005 Elsevier. All rights reserved.

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Chen, W. J., Chen, W. M., Chiang, C. C., Huang, C. K., Chen, T. H., & Lo, W. L. (2005). Shepherd’s crook deformity of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia treated with corrective osteotomy and dynamic hip screw. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, 68(7), 343–346. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70173-X

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