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Table 3 Patients’ details depending on age at implantation are shown for time until explantation and the development of joint angles aFTA and the intermalleolar distance (IMD)

From: Treatment of genu valgum in children by means of temporary hemiepiphysiodesis using eight-plates: short-term findings

  Before surgery at material removal  
Age at implantation anatomical femorotibial angle (aFTA) median intermalleolar distance in cm median anatomical femorotibial angle (aFTA) median intermalleolar distance in cm median Time to explantation in months median
7 169 +/− 2.76 15,5 +/− 2.45 187 +/− 2.89 0,5 +/−1.17 10 +/ 5.5
8 166,5 +/− 3.76 10 +/− 2.98 177,5 +/− 5.81 0 +/− 1.98 15 +/− 5.02
9 169 +/− 2.56 10,25 +/− 2.56 180 +/− 4.76 0 +/− 1.06 17 +/− 7.32
10 168+/− 2.65 12 +/− 2.67 177 +/− 3.78 0 +/− 1.89 11 +/− 5.87
11 168,5 +/− 1.98 12 +/− 2.10 179,5 +/− 3.56 0 +/− 2.01 14 +/− 5.7
12 169 +/− 2.79 11 +/− 2.65 177 +/− 3.45 0 +/− 2.32 17 +/−5.98
13 170 +/− 2.76 11 +/−2.57 177 +/− 4.11 0,5 +/− 1.56 11 +/−6.56
14 169 +/− 2.87 12 +/− 2.71 175 +/− 3.98 0,5 +/− 1.87 11 +/− 5.21
15 169 +/− 2.78 12 +/− 2.73 174 +/− 3.22 4 +/− 3.61 24 +/−4.6
16 169,5 +/− 2.67 11 +/− 3.06 174 +/− 3.42 1,75 +/− 2.21 13 +/−6.78
  1. Presented in the median with standard deviations