Skeletal Maturity in Myelomeningocele

Brian T. Feeley, Tze C. Ip, Norman Y. Otsuka

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Abstract

A retrospective analysis of 90 patients (37 boys, 53 girls) with myelomeningocele was performed to determine the relationship between gender, presence of hydrocephalus, and level of myelomeningocele with skeletal maturity, as measured by bone age. Bone age was assessed using the Oxford method of skeletal maturity. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt was present in 56 of the 90 patients. The mean bone age was found to be significantly less in patients with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. There was no difference in bone age when comparing gender or level of myelomeningocele. Identification of factors affecting skeletal maturity in patients with myelomeningocele is important in surgical planning for therapeutic operations such as osteotomies, timing of epiphysiodesis, and spinal fusion for scoliosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)718-721
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume23
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Meningomyelocele
Bone and Bones
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Spinal Fusion
Scoliosis
Hydrocephalus
Osteotomy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Skeletal maturity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Skeletal Maturity in Myelomeningocele. / Feeley, Brian T.; Ip, Tze C.; Otsuka, Norman Y.

In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol. 23, No. 6, 11.2003, p. 718-721.

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Feeley, BT, Ip, TC & Otsuka, NY 2003, 'Skeletal Maturity in Myelomeningocele', Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 718-721.
Feeley, Brian T. ; Ip, Tze C. ; Otsuka, Norman Y. / Skeletal Maturity in Myelomeningocele. In: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2003 ; Vol. 23, No. 6. pp. 718-721.
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