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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Short Term Results with Z Plasty for Checkrein Deformity Following Tibia Fractures

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Author Details: Hayat Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Ashraf Khan, Nazia Hassan, Naseemul Gani, Prof. Munir Farooq

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 207

Article End Page : 208


Introduction: Checkrein deformity is rarely seen following fracture in the leg bones. The surgical treatments is the method of choice but the site of release at the fracture site or at the midfoot are debatable. Since the deformity is rare the literature is scarce. We evaluated six cases of such deformity after releasing the tendon behind the medial malleolus.
Methods: Six patients were followed after releasing the tendon and performing Z plasty lengthening midway between the previously described procedures.
Results: We achieved full correction of the deformity with satisfaction in all the six cases and had no recurrence with minimum 2 years following surgery.
Conclusion: The method described is simple, effective with less learning curve however larger series is required to compare it in a randomised control manner.

Key Words:
Checkrein deformity, Complications of fracture healing

Doi No:-10.18231