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Blount staple

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Tibial stapling to compensate for epiphyses. Metal staples introduced around the epiphyseal disks in order to induce temporary inhibition of bone growth, thus compensating for differences in the length of the lower extremities. Unlike previous processes, epiphyseal stapling permitted subsequent correction.


  • W. P. Blount, George R. Clarke:
    Control of bone growth by epiphyseal stapling: A preliminary report.
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Boston, 1949, 31-A: 464-478.

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