Instruments and implants
Depending on the age of the child, the following variations of the technique may be considered.
Smaller children, below 5-6 years of age:
- Proximal Schanz screw: 4.0/3.0mm
- Distal anchorage: either 4.0/2.5mm Schanz screw, or if not available, a 2.0 or 2.5 mm K-wire with a short thread
- Antirotation K-wire: 1.6 mm
- 4.0 mm rods (preferably carbon fiber, or stainless steel)
- Appropriately sized standard, or clip-on, clamps