Cozen's phenomenon revisited

Alex Burton, William Hennrikus

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Abstract

We retrospectively examined Cozen's fractures in children treated with a cast in extension with a varus mold applied as described by Rang. To our knowledge, no study has examined the effectiveness of this treatment. Our review included 14 patients with an average age of 3 years. The average time to valgus deformity was 8.8 months (range 5-15 months). Follow-up was 16.2 months (range 6.7-42.8 months). Seven (50%) patients developed a 5° valgus deformity in addition to the normal valgus of the contralateral side. In conclusion, treatment with a long leg cast with the knee in extension and a varus mold minimized the valgus deformity compared with previous reports in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-555
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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