Ilizarov frame

Ilizarov frame

A device invented by a Russian physician for correcting deformities of the legs and feet, consisting of rings to be attached to the bone and rods extending between the rings that stretch the affected limb.
Mentioned in: Clubfoot

Ilizarov frame

; Ilizarov apparatus circumferential, cage-like, external fixation frame that allows ambulation during fracture healing; has also been used to achieve limb lengthening, limb length equality and to preserve normal bony architecture during healing period of Charcot neuroarthropathy
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A single pin at the cephalad end of the Ilizarov frame had to be changed due to loosening and suspicion as a possible source of infection.
Six months after the accident she had a partial amputation, during which surgeons removed a part of her leg bone in order to allow them to fit an Ilizarov frame - a metal framework brace that supports the limb in an effort to aid healing.
Shaun, who works as a forklift truck driver, is now recovering in the James Cook and has one leg in plaster while the other leg has a metal Ilizarov frame attached to it.
Eventually, after major surgery, he was fitted with an Ilizarov frame.
Last month, surgeons at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill, Glasgow, broke her thigh bone and attached circular "scaffolding", known as an Ilizarov frame.
This time surgeon Robert Simonis suggested a new treatment - a titanium Ilizarov frame to help lengthen and strengthen her leg, as well as a graft to regrow the damaged bone.
Ilizarov frame fixation without bone graft for atrophic humeral shaft nonunion: 28 patients with a minimum 2-year follow-up.
Doctors have now fitted an Ilizarov frame to his leg in an attempt to stretch the bones by approximately 33mm.
Paddy Ashcroft, a consultant at the hospital, specialised in a radical new treatment using an Ilizarov frame - named after the Russian doctor who pioneered it.
Following preoperative planning, tibial osteotomy and application of a hinged Ilizarov frame was performed.
Structural changes can be achieved with Ilizarov frames that orthopedists use to correct limb length discrepancies.
Angular deformities, including Blount's disease or recurrent club foot, can be corrected using circular fixators, such as spatial frames or Ilizarov frames, or conventional pin-bar constructs, providing a scaffold for bony realignment.