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.
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
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.