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.
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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.
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.