ORTHOPAEDIC APPROACH TO BLADDER EXSTROPHY
Utku KANDEMİR, Muharrem YAZICI
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Keywords: Bladder Exstrophy, Hip, Lower Extremity, Orthopaedic Surgery.
The goals of treatment in bladder exstrophy are to provide continence with preservation of renal function, to reconstruct functional external genitalia and to obtain a secure closure of bladder and abdominal wall. Several pelvic osteotomies have been defined to help genitourinary reconstruction performed in order to achieve these goals. There is no functional impairment from a pure orthopaedic view but patients must be followed up for possible patellofemoral problems.