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Yudha Manggala, Chayanin Angthong, Andri Primadhi, Supoj Kungwan
This study was to report the comparison of outcomes between Ilizarov ring fixator (IRF) and Taylor Spatial Frame® (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, Tenn.; TSF) in terms of the effectiveness of ankle-foot deformities correction, follow-up results, and complications. Fourteen patients with ankle-foot deformities were corrected using circular external fixation (IRF group = 7 patients; TSF group = 7 patients) and related procedures. Baseline data and treatment variables were recorded. The patients' mean age was 42...
December 14, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
Olga M Pavlova, Sergey O Ryabykh, Alexander V Burcev, Alexander V Gubin
STUDY DESIGN: Case series, level 4 of evidence. OBJECTIVES: To analyze clinical and radiological features of pathological atlantoaxial displacement (PAAD) in pediatric patients. To compose treatment algorithm for anomaly-related PAAD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Criteria of different types of PAAD and treatment algorithms have been widely reported in the literature, but difficulty applicable in patients with odontoid abnormalities, C2-C3 block, spina bifida C1 and children...
March 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Asit Kumar Sikary, Mahesh Kumar, Shivani Dhaka, Arulselvi Subramanian
Ilizarov process is used for the management of multiple fractures, polytrauma conditions, cosmetic limb lengthening, and fracture malunion. Complications associated with the process are nerve palsy, joint contracture, premature or delayed osseous consolidation, a nonunion and permanent stiffness of the joint, pin tract infection, edema, and transient paresthesia, etc. In our case, there was a fatal complication. A 25-year-old African lady underwent the Ilizarov procedure for femur lengthening in a hospital in New Delhi, India...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Christopher A Iobst, S Robert Rozbruch, Scott Nelson, Austin Fragomen
INTRODUCTION: Patients with limb-length discrepancies often have concomitant deformity. We describe the outcomes of acute, fixator-assisted deformity correction with gradual lengthening using the retrograde femoral Precice nail (NuVasive). METHODS: We analyzed a retrospective series of 27 patients in whom an external fixator was combined with a Precice nail to correct angular or rotational deformity and limb-length discrepancy. The fixator was applied temporarily to restore normal alignment...
February 27, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Łukasz Szelerski, Radosław Górski, Sławomir Żarek, Karol Mochocki, Paweł Małdyk
BACKGROUND: Distal femoral fractures constitute a type of lower limb injuries that is rare and difficult to treat. Despite advances in surgical technique and development of implants used for internal fixation of fracture fragments, the treatment continues to result in numerous complications. The Ilizarov External Fixator reduces the risk of complications and allows for bone union. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six men with distal femoral fractures resulting from multisite and multiorgan injuries were treated at the Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Traumatology of the Medical Uni-versity of Warsaw between 2008 and 2016...
December 30, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
D G Mostafa, M I Qavi, M M Bari, M Arifuzzaman, M Kamruzzaman, M K Saha
High-energy tibial plateau fractures associated with severe soft tissue injury are difficult to manage. The risk of wound complications following open reduction and internal fixation is notably high owing to extensive soft tissue dissection. Alternatively, application of Ilizarov ring fixator minimizes soft tissue dissection and provides adequate fracture stabilization to allow early range of motion and correction of any mal-alignment. With this technique, soft tissue complications particularly surgical site infections are expected to be significantly reduced...
January 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Mohammed Anter Meselhy, Mohamed Salah Singer, Abdelsamie M Halawa, Gamal Ahmed Hosny, Adel H Adawy, Osama M Essawy
INTRODUCTION: Several reconstructive procedures have been used in management of large tibial bone defects including bone graft, bone transport (distraction osteogenesis) using various external fixators, and vascularized bone graft. Each of these procedures has its limitations and complications. The study describes gradual medial fibular transfer using Ilizarov external fixators in management of patients with large tibial defect, either following infection or trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between May 2011 and June 2013, 14 patients were prospectively included in the current study...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Florian Schachinger, Werner Girsch, Sebastian Farr
Ulnar longitudinal deficiency (ULD) is a rare congenital disease of the upper limb. The deformities caused by ULD can be very challenging and may compromise hand function during daily activities. Although the first surgical intervention dates back to the year 1952 there is still no gold standard for treating this uncommon disorder. Two children aged 16 and 3 years with ULD Bayne Type II (partial ulna aplasia) were diagnosed and treated at our department with single bone forearm surgery to achieve stability and improve function using a modified surgical method...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Hani El-Mowafi, Ahmed El-Hawary, Yasser Kandil
BACKGROUND: Charcot arthropathy of the peritalar complex carries a high risk of amputation if not properly managed. Our aim is to assess the functional outcome of severe Charcot arthropathy of the peritalar complex following enblock resection of the ulcer, massive debridement and stabilizing all the elements of the peritalar complex. METHODS: We prospectively studied 38 feet in 35 patients with peritalar complex Charcot arthropathy. All Feet underwent intense debridement and fusion using a combination of (Ilizarov) external fixation, and (plate and locked nail) internal fixation...
March 6, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Bryce A Cunningham, Daniel P O'Connor, Mark R Brinker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate healing rate of aseptic nonunions of the distal third of the tibia treated with Ilizarov slow gradual compression and deformity correction. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: 94 consecutive adult patients with 94 distal third tibial aseptic nonunions. INTERVENTION: Ilizarov external fixation and slow gradual compression; most patients also had bone grafting or deformity correction or both prior to initiating compression...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Beth Lineham, Todd Stewart, Paul Harwood
No entirely reliable method exists for assessing union during Ilizarov treatment. Premature removal results in potential treatment failure; hence, alternative methods warrant investigation. Wire deflection might provide an indication of fracture site deformation on weight bearing, indicating progress towards union. This study aimed to test a method for assessing wire deflection within an Ilizarov frame. (1) To assess the repeatability of our novel measurement method in measuring wire deflection within an Ilizarov frame in vitro...
February 2, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Tsukasa Teramoto, Shota Harada, Motoyuki Takaki, Tomohiko Asahara, Narutaka Kato, Nobuyuki Takenaka, Takasi Matsushita, Yosiaki Makino, Kouitiro Tasiro, Ootuka Kazutaka, Yukinobu Nishi, Kiyoto Kinugsa
We have devised a medial peri-articular osteotomy, the distal tibial oblique osteotomy (DTOO), and have used this technique since 1994 for ankle osteoarthritis of advanced and late stages associated with varus inclination. This report describes the surgical technique and its applicability. DTOO can be used for cases of varus ankle osteoarthritis with a range of the ankle joint movement of at least 10° or more. The osteotomy is obliquely directed cut across the distal tibia from proximal-medial to distal lateral and is of an opening-wedge type with the centre of rotation coincident with the centre of the tibiofibular joint...
January 29, 2018: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Sergey O Ryabykh, Olga M Pavlova, Dmitry M Savin, Alexander V Burcev, Alexander V Gubin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study OBJECTIVE: To evaluate optimal timing and type of surgical treatment of myelomeningocele-related spinal deformities. To provide long term follow-up of surgical treatment. METHODS: We reviewed and presented clinical pictures, treatment strategies and results of 20 patients with myelomeningocele-related spinal deformities, treated at the Ilizarov Center (Kurgan, Russia) from 2010 to 2017. RESULTS: Average age was 6...
January 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
R Verboket, M Leiblein, C Seebach, C Nau, M Janko, M Bellen, H Bönig, D Henrich, I Marzi
OBJECTIVES: Reconstruction of long segmental bone defects is demanding for patients and surgeons, and associated with long-term treatment periods and substantial complication rates in addition to high costs. While defects up to 4-5 cm length might be filled up with autologous bone graft, heterologous bone from cadavers, or artificial bone graft substitutes, current options to reconstruct bone defects greater than 5 cm consist of either vascularized free bone transfers, the Masquelet technique or the Ilizarov distraction osteogenesis...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Sreekanth Kashayi-Chowdojirao, Aashish Vallurupalli, Vijay Krishna Chilakamarri, Chandrasekhar Patnala, Lalith Mohan Chodavarapu, Nageswara Rao Kancherla, Asif Hussain Khazi Syed
Background: Non-union humeral shaft fractures are seen frequently in clinical practice at about 2-10% in conservative management and 30% in surgically operated patients. Osteosynthesis using dynamic compression plate (DCP), intramedullary nailing, locking compression plate (LCP), Ilizarov technique along with bone grafting have been reported previously. In cases of prior failed plate-screw osteosynthesis the resultant osteopenia, cortical defect, bone loss, scalloping around screws and metallosis, make the management of non-union more complicated...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
An Yan, Hai-Bo Mei, Kun Liu, Jiang-Yan Wu, Jin Tang, Guang-Hui Zhu, Wei-Hua Ye
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia (CPT) remains a challenge. The autogenic iliac bone graft is important consistent of treatment for CPT. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of wrapping autogenic iliac bone graft in improvement of the curing opportunities of CPT. METHODS: We combined Ilizarov fixator with intramedullary rodding of the tibia and wrapping autogenic iliac bone graft for treatment 51 cases of CPT between 2007 and 2010...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Stephen J Warner, Daniel P O'Connor, Mark R Brinker
BACKGROUND: High tibial osteotomy with acute correction and internal fixation can be used to correct malalignment and malorientation and reduce symptoms in patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee. To address the inadequacies of this technique, we performed a series of subtubercle tibial osteotomy (STO) procedures using circular ring fixation to correct knee varus malalignment and joint malorientation. The purpose of this study was to analyze the ability of this technique to delay subsequent knee arthroplasty and decrease symptoms...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Yongwei Wu, Qudong Yin, Yongjun Rui, Zhenzhong Sun, Sanjun Gu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of bone transport and bone shortening-lengthening by Ilizarov technique for treatment of tibial bone and soft-tissue defects. METHODS: Fifty patients with tibial bone and soft-tissue defects were treated by Ilizarov technique from January 2007 to June 2016. Two subgroups were treated by either bone transport (group A) containing 28 cases or bone shortening-lengthening (group B) including 22 cases. RESULTS: Bony union was achieved at the distracted sites with a mean of 236 days in group A, while 240 days in group B, showing no significant difference (t = -0...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Silvampatti Ramaswamy Sundararajan, Ramakanth Rajagopalakrishnan, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
We report a rare presentation of a ruptured pseudoaneurysm of the lateral plantar artery following tibiotalocalcaneal fusion with a retrograde nail at 1 month after the index surgery. Although case reports of pseudoaneurysms of larger arteries such as the anterior tibial artery and posterior tibial artery after ankle surgery (e.g., ankle arthroscopy, implant removal, Ilizarov application) have been reported, we report a rare complication of a pseudoaneurysm of the lateral plantar artery. We discuss the anatomic considerations of the lateral plantar artery in the foot and the entry point of the retrograde nail to avoid this unusual complication...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Jimmy Joseph Meleppuram, Syed Ibrahim
Objective: The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical and functional outcome in treatment of infected tibial nonunion by the Ilizarov method. Methods: The authors retrospectively analyzed 42 patients with infected tibial nonunion with bone loss; shortening and deformity treated at this institution during the period of February 2012 to April 2015 were included in the study. The results were evaluated according to Association for the Study and Application of the Methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI) criteria...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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