Surgical Correction of Genu Varum in Pediatric and Adult Patients: A Comparative Case Study
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In shadowing Drs. Rosenberg and Salama this summer, the main goal was to gain a better understanding of orthopedics in general, but more specifically, to examine the differences between pediatric orthopedics and that which deals with adults. As either specialty is too broad a topic to address in this paper, and a full comparison may be only competently achieved in a series of volumes, two related case studies will be presented here which follow patients diagnosed with varus deformities. These cases were chosen because, although varus deformities have various causes and may affect people of any age, it is unusual for surgical correction to be needed, especially in children, and the surgical aspect of these cases makes them seemingly very similar.