However, other experimental methods, such as external fixation with an Ilizarov device
, have been employed with some success.
But to our knowledge, there are no published cases demonstrating its use in the setting of an infected tibial nonunion post-amputation, where the Ilizarov device simultaneously salvages stump length and fuses a nonunion.
At one month, the Ilizarov device was adjusted to promote stress about the nonunion site.
16) Tension is applied across the nonunion site using the Ilizarov device to induce distraction neogenesis.
The Ilizarov device is a modular construct consisting of 32 individual pieces that allows for 100s of possible configurations.