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.
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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
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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
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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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Management of infected non-union of lower limb long bone fractures using ilizarov technique: a study of outcomes.
Stable fixation of the bone fragments is one of the most important principles in the Ilizarov technique [15].
The involvement of complex construction technique, such as Masquelet technique and Ilizarov technique, made it hard to simply compare the role of fixation because those complex techniques had several key steps which will influence the outcome of construction.
The evolution of the Ilizarov technique. Part 2: the principles of distraction osteosynthesis.
Dr Sinclair plans to repeat the Ilizarov technique on the right leg as well by early next year.
Ehrlich, "Histologic evaluation of regenerate bone in cases of limb lengthening by the Ilizarov technique. An experimental study in dogs," Annales de Chirurgie, vol.
The course covered various aspects of Ilizarov technique and its application in complex orthopedic problems.
Ilizarov Treatment of Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia: A Multi-Targeted Approach Using the Ilizarov Technique. Clin Orthop Surg 2011; 3: 1-8.
[11] describe skin expansion for covering soft tissue defects using the Ilizarov technique. This is a very intensive technique requiring the use of wires and plates, and there is need for extensive follow-up.
(2-7) The time between the injury to the knee and definitive treatment was ranged from 16 weeks to 8 months, and extensive open reconstruction using the Ilizarov technique, Steinmann pin fixation, hinged external fixation or total knee arthroplasty were suggested.
For example, with the Ilizarov technique, an external frame is placed around the leg and slowly adjusted to promote natural bone healing and bone growth.