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Table 1 Demographics, treatment characteristics and outcomes

From: Temporary hemiepiphysiodesis using an eight‐plate implant for coronal angular deformity around the knee in children aged less than 10 years: efficacy, complications, occurrence of rebound and risk factors

Variable Study cohort (n = 66)
Age* (yrs) [range] 4.69 ± 2.59 [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10]
Sex (no. [%])
 Male 40 (60.61%)
 Female 26 (39.39%)
Weight* (kg) [range] 21.28 ± 7.59 [9.3–46]
Unilateral 32 (48.48%)
Aetiology (no. [%])
 Idiopathic 28 (42.42%)
 Posttraumatic 14 (21.21%)
 Rickets 9 (13.64%)
 Metaphyseal dysplasia 6 (9.09%)
 Osteochondroma 5 (7.58%)
 Infection 4 (6.06%)
Genu valgum (no. [%]) 44 (66.67%)
Eight-Plate implantation location
(no. [%])
 Distal femur alone 24 (36.36%)
 Proximal tibia alone 22 (33.33%)
 Both sites 20 (30.30%)
Correction success rate (no. [%]) a 95/101 (94.06%)
 Distal femur alone 39/41 (95.12%)
 Proximal tibia alone 23/26 (88.46%)
 Both sites 33/34 (97.06%)
Complication (no. [%]) a 5/101 (4.95%)
Rebound phenomenon (no. [%]) a 3/101 (2.97%)
 Deformity correction time*
(months) [range]
13.26 ± 7.73 (4–40)
 Follow-up after eight-Plate removal* (months) [range] 12.71 ± 1.98 (12–24)
  1. Values are presented as the mean ± SD (range) or frequency (percentage)
  2. acalculated according to the number of limbs