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From: Preliminary clinical research on epiphyseal distraction in osteosarcoma in children

Figure 2

Healing of the bone and motion of the knee joint after surgery. a,b) The X-ray appearance two weeks after operation (the operated limb was externally fixed in the functional position by plaster). c,d) The X-ray appearance six months after the operation (arrow point shows complete healing of the gap between the epiphysis and allograft bone; there was considerable callus formation in the gap between the allograft bone and the proximal femur). e,f) The X-ray appearance one year after the operation (arrow point shows complete healing of the epiphysis and the allograft bone; there was considerable callus formation in the gap between the allograft bone and the proximal femur). g,h) The X-ray appearance two years after the operation (arrow point shows complete healing of the epiphysis and allograft bone; there was considerable callus formation in the gap between the allograft bone and the proximal femur after the proximal locking screw had been removed). i,j) The range of motion of the knee joint three years after operation.

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