Ilizarov technique


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Ilizarov technique

(i-liz'ă-rof),
a method of promoting controlled osteogenesis to lengthen bone and correct angular and rotational deformities, in which gradually increasing force is applied to the apposed fragments of a surgically divided bone by an external fixation frame.
See also: Ilizarov device.
Any of a group of techniques for bone regeneration, in which a long bone, usually of the lower extremity, is intentionally fractured and held in place for a short period of time, then slowly distracted with an external fixator
Applications Bone defects—e.g., discrepancies in leg length, dwarfism, fracture nonunions, osteomyelitis, angular defects

Ilizarov technique

Transosseous osteosynthesis Any of a group of techniques for bone regeneration, in which a long bone, usually of the lower extremity is intentionally fractured and held in place for a short period or time, then slowly distracted with an external fixator Applications Bone defects–eg, discrepancies in leg length, dwarfism, fracture nonunions, osteomyelitis, angular defects

Il·i·zar·ov tech·nique

(ē'lē-zawr'ov tek-nēk')
A method of promoting controlled osteogenesis to lengthen bone and correct angular and rotational deformities, in which gradually increasing force is applied to the apposed fragments of a surgically divided bone by an external fixation frame (Ilizarov device).
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Dr Sinclair plans to repeat the Ilizarov technique on the right leg as well by early next year.
The Ilizarov technique in the treatment of tibial bone defects.
Problems, obstacles, and complications of limb lengthening by the Ilizarov technique.
Pain is an important consideration in the use of the Ilizarov technique.
A 1994 cost analysis determined that the cost of limb salvage using the Ilizarov technique was $60,000 compared with $30,000 for an acute amputation, although this does not take into account lifetime prosthetic costs.
Local bone transportation for treatment of intercalary defects by the Ilizarov technique.
The Ilizarov technique has been reported previously for the successful treatment of acute and nonunited fractures around prosthetic knee replacements, both in the femur and tibia.
Dendrinos GK, Kontos S, Lyritsis E: Use of the Ilizarov technique for treatment of non-union of the tibia associated with infection.
Dagher F, Roukoz S: Compound tibial fractures with bone loss treated by the Ilizarov technique.
Coufal has extensive experience in fracture care, including fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, and specializes in Ilizarov techniques for treatment of acute fractures, malunion, non-malunion and correction of angular deformities.