Elbow arthrodesis for post-traumatic sequelae: Surgical tactics using the Ilizarov frame
Despite that it was designed as a multipurpose fixator, the mechanical tests during pediatric tibial lengthening showed that the Ilizarov frame
possessed a more symmetrical distribution of loading while the TSF had the tendency to cause anterior angulation with increasing load, which required correction with the same frame.
This patient had segmental fracture of same tibia fixed in the same ilizarov frame
and fracture of ipsilateral femur shaft fixed with interlocking nail.
In infected cases open debridement was done to totally remove the necrotic and infected segment and then proceeded with bifocal osteosynthesis to eliminate the bone gap using the Ilizarov frame
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.
It is possible to achieve stable fixation with the Ilizarov frame
, even in the presence of osteopenia or bone defects.
The surgical procedure included was a hinged three ring construct of Ilizarov frame
applied to the Tibia and a distal corticotomy of the Tibia and an osteotomy fibula were done in the lower one 4th (vide ref no 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
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.
Doctors have now fitted an Ilizarov frame
to his leg in an attempt to stretch the bones by approximately 33mm.