Percutaneous Osteotomies in Pediatric Deformity Correction

Nickolas Nahm, Louise Reid Boyce Nichols

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Lower extremity deformities in children rely on osteotomies for correction. Percutaneous osteotomies offer a method for cutting bone that is advantageous for soft tissue healing. These low-energy osteotomies preserve the blood supply to bone, which maximizes the ability of bone to heal. Some of these techniques are technically demanding and should be performed first with an experienced operator. The key to maintaining safety in these osteotomies is to remain in a subperiosteal location. The categories of percutaneous osteotomy include multiple drill hole osteotomy, corticotomy, and Gigli saw osteotomy. This article discusses the advantages and indications for each type of osteotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-360
Number of pages16
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Corticotomy
  • Focal dome osteotomy
  • Gigli saw osteotomy
  • Lower extremity deformity
  • Multiple drill hole osteotomy
  • Percutaneous osteotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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