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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Our results, obtained during the 18-month follow-up period, demonstrated that the application of transosseous osteosynthesis by the Ilizarov apparatus along with early rehabilitation therapy resulted in improved functional outcome (good according to Karlstrom-Olerud) in the treatment of open and closed multiple intra-articular fractures of the proximal tibia in the majority of patients, which is comparable with similar published studies [39-43].
Transosseous osteosynthesis with the Ilizarov apparatus in our experience and in the experience of most authors has proved to be significantly superior to the traditional methods of osteosynthesis (ORIF), because it reduces the risk of infection, and enables good management with bone fragments [47].
The Ilizarov system is superior to other methods of treatment, especially when there is an infection and bone loss as the mechanical stimulations increase local tissue nourishment, and transosseous osteosynthesis restores the function of the injured limb, increases local blood flow and stimulates osteogenesis.