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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326157/partial-calcanectomy-and-ilizarov-external-fixation-may-reduce-amputation-need-in-severe-diabetic-calcaneal-ulcers
#1
Mehmet Orçun Akkurt, Ismail Demirkale, Ali Öznur
Objective: The treatment of diabetic hindfoot ulcers is a challenging problem. In addition to serial surgical debridements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and local wound care play important roles in the surgeon's armamentarium, for both superficial infection and gangrene of the soft tissue, often complicated by osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive approach from diagnosis to treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in foot-threatening diabetic calcaneal ulcers...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272013/when-traditional-offloading-is-not-an-option-could-an-external-fixator-be-a-solution-a-case-report
#2
Abdulaziz A Kimawi, Robert J Snyder, Mario A Cala, Cherison Cuffy
Offloading is a cornerstone in managing diabetic plantar foot ulcers; however, it often represents one of the most challenging aspects of treatment for clinician and patient alike. The authors present a case of a 61-year-old African American man with type 2 diabetes and a limb-threatening plantar foot ulcer that required aggressive wound and surgical management. Due to the heavy drainage and patient adherence issues, traditional offloading techniques such as total contact cast, DH Pressure Relief Walker (Össur, Foothill Ranch, CA), and wedge shoes, among others, were not viable options...
February 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247608/-one-stage-bone-grafting-combined-with-non-contact-plate-technique-for-treatment-of-post-traumatic-femoral-osteomyelitis-and-bone-defects
#3
Qiuming Gao, Yun Xue, Yinshuan Deng, Shungang Zhou, Meng Li, Peisheng Shi
Eight patients with femoral osteomyelitis were admitted in Lanzhou General Hospital of PLA between July 2012 and July 2015. During the operation the femur was fixed with non-contact locking plate after thorough debridement. Iliac morselized cancellous bones without cortical bone were filled in the bone defect after debridement. The locking plates were placed in the lateral subcutaneous interface superficial to the vastus lateralis muscle. Drainage tubes were routinely placed postoperatively. The surgery was completed successfully in all patients, and the average operation time was (130±10) min (120-150 min)...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242358/staged-protocol-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-femoral-shaft-osteomyelitis-with-ilizarov-s-technique-followed-by-the-use-of-intramedullary-locked-nail
#4
Po-Hsin Chou, Hsi-Hsien Lin, Yu-Pin Su, Chao-Ching Chiang, Ming-Chau Chang, Chuan-Mu Chen
BACKGROUND: Infected nonunion of the femoral shaft is uncommon, and usually presents with challenging therapeutic and reconstructive problems. There are still controversies over treating infected nonunion of the femoral shaft. The purposes of this retrospective study were to review the treatment outcomes and describe a staged protocol for spontaneous wound healing. METHODS: Six patients with chronic femoral shaft infected-nonunion from October 2002 to September 2010 were included in this retrospective study...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236034/treatment-of-infected-non-unions-with-segmental-defects-with-a-rail-fixation-system
#5
Srikanth Mudiganty, Arup Kumar Daolagupu, Arun Kumar Sipani, Satyendra Kumar Das, Arijit Dhar, Parag Jyoti Gogoi
We conducted this study to evaluate the use of rail fixation system in infected gap non-union of femur and tibia as an alternative to the established Ilizarov circular fixator technique. Prospective study. The study was done in the Department of Orthopaedic surgery in a medical school and level I trauma center to which the authors are/were affiliated. Between June 2010 and June 2015, 40 patients with infected gap non-union of femur and tibia were treated with the rail fixation system. Patients who were willing to undergo surgery and participate in the post-operative rehabilitation were included in the study...
April 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229849/-possibilities-and-limits-of-orthodontico-surgical-treatments-in-case-of-macrodontia
#6
Christian Paulus
INTRODUCTION: Tooth-arch discrepancy is a disproportion between dental volume and bone base. Extraction therapy can be a solution in case of excessive tooth volume and insufficient basal bone length. Techniques including bone distraction popularized by Ilizarov in the fifties allow the increase of the basal arch length in the maxilla as well as in the mandible. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We will describe the procedure of this dental arch length augmentation since the reflection about the therapeutic plan until the sufficient arch length is obtained and describe the indications of this orthodontic and surgical treatment in case of dental crowding, buccal and labial inclination and functional problems...
March 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195886/pedicled-sensate-composite-calcaneal-flap-in-children-with-congenital-tibial-pseudoarthrosis
#7
Mauricio L D Mongon, Fernando C Ribera, Antonio M A de Souza, Aurelio L Sposito, William D Belangero, Bruno Livani
BACKGROUND: The preservation and functionality of a limb affected by a malformation (such as congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia) or a severely mangled lower limb in children, despite modern reconstructive techniques, remains challenging, often eventually requiring amputation to achieve a better outcome. The classical Syme and Boyd procedures are functionally better than transtibial (TT) amputation, but are not feasible for congenital tibial pseudoarthrosis. TT amputation delivers an excellent, effective, and functional stump that usually leads, after prosthetization, to a functional gait...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148662/intra-articular-corrective-osteotomies-combined-with-the-ilizarov-technique-for-the-treatment-of-deformities-of-the-knee
#8
J Xu, Y Jia, Q Kang, Y Chai
AIMS: To present our experience of using a combination of intra-articular osteotomy and external fixation to treat different deformities of the knee. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of six patients with a mean age of 26.5 years (15 to 50) with an abnormal hemi-joint line convergence angle (HJLCA) and mechanical axis deviation (MAD) were included. Elevation of a tibial hemiplateau or femoral condylar advancement was performed and limb lengthening with correction of residual deformity using a circular or monolateral Ilizarov frame...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144578/unhappy-triad-in-limb-reconstruction-management-by-ilizarov-method
#9
Barakat Sayed El-Alfy
AIM: To evaluate the results of the Ilizarov method in management of cases with bone loss, soft tissue loss and infection. METHODS: Twenty eight patients with severe leg trauma complicated by bone loss, soft tissue loss and infection were managed by distraction osteogenesis in our institution. After radical debridement of all the infected and dead tissues the Ilizarov frame was applied, corticotomy was done and bone transport started. The wounds were left open to drain...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137303/delayed-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-induced-osteomyelitis-of-the-tibia-after-pin-tract-infection-two-case-reports
#10
Kosuke Hamahashi, Yoshiyasu Uchiyama, Yuka Kobayashi, Masahiko Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Pin tract infection is a common complication of external fixation. It usually heals after treatment with debridement, antibiotics, and/or pin removal, only rarely developing into delayed osteomyelitis. We treated two patients with delayed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-induced osteomyelitis of the tibia following pin tract infection. CASE PRESENTATION: One patient, a diabetic 60-year-old Japanese man, underwent definitive external fixation using an Ilizarov fixator for postoperative osteomyelitis of an open fracture of his left ankle...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116272/management-of-large-bone-defects-in-diaphyseal-fractures-by-induced-membrane-formation-by-masquelet-s-technique
#11
R Sivakumar, M Gulam Mohideen, M Chidambaram, T Vinoth, Prahalad Kumar Singhi, V Somashekar
INTRODUCTION: Management of the large gap in long bone fractures is a challenging problem after compound injuries. A novel technique called as Masquelet's technique of "induced membrane formation", is used to bridge a gap of more than 5 cm using bone cement as a spacer in first stage and autologous cancellous bone graft to fill the gap in second stage. CASE PRESENTATION: We present two different and difficult cases with bone defects after open injuries associated with long bone fractures in this paper...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110891/femoral-lengthening-in-children-and-adolescents
#12
REVIEW
Z Pejin
Current lengthening techniques are still based on the Ilizarov method and the concept of callotasis. Research and progress in medical devices have led to constant improvement in results. Hexapod fixators allow more precise correction of complex deformities, with shorter learning curve. Associating lengthening by external fixation (EF) to internal fixation (K-wire, intramedullary nail or locking plate) has reduced EF times and complications rates, while improving anatomic and functional results. Lengthening nails provides faster recovery of range of motion and return to activity during lengthening and consolidation, with better psychological tolerance...
January 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102166/stress-fractures-of-tibia-treated-with-ilizarov-external-fixator
#13
Radosław Górski, Sławomir Żarek, Piotr Modzelewski, Ryszard Górski, Paweł Małdyk
BACKGROUND: Stress fractures are the result of cyclic loading of the bone, which gradually becomes damaged. Most often they are treated by rest or plaster cast and, in rare cases, by internal fixation. There is little published data on initial reposition followed by stabilization with the Ilizarov apparatus in such fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six patients were treated with an external fixator according to the Ilizarov method for a stress fracture of the tibia between 2007 and 2015...
August 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095766/clamping-of-fine-kirschner-wires-in-external-fixators
#14
Ahmad R Zamani, S Olutunde Oyadiji
In Ilizarov circular (ring) external fixators, fine Kirschner wires are used to fix the bone to the fixator. Clamping of the wires to the rings with different bolt torques has been studied. However, the relation between the bolt torque and the fixation load applied to the wire was not investigated. In this work, finite element method is used to address this problem. Here, a fully three-dimensional model of the wire fixation assembly was built, with geometric details like threads on the bolt to produce a realistic simulation of the clamping of the wire...
November 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058661/an-old-mismanaged-lisfranc-injury-treated-by-gradual-deformity-correction-followed-by-the-second-stage-internal-fixation
#15
Mehraj D Tantray, Khurshid Kangoo, Asif Nazir, Muzamil Baba, Raja Rameez, Syed Tabish, Syed Shahnawaz
The Lisfranc fracture-dislocation of the foot is uncommon and diagnosis is often missed. The Lisfranc joint involves the articulation between medial cuneiform and base of the second metatarsal and is considered a keystone to structural integrity to the midfoot. The articulation has a stabilization effect on longitudinal and transverse arches of the foot. A neglected or untreated injury to the Lisfranc joint can lead to secondary arthritis and significant morbidity and disability. We present a case of a neglected Lisfranc fracture-dislocation in a 28-year-old female patient who presented 3 months after injury...
April 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053381/a-simple-method-for-fashioning-an-antibiotic-impregnated-cemented-rod-for-intramedullary-placement-in-infected-non-union-of-long-bones
#16
Ajay Bharti, Umesh Kumar Saroj, Vineet Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Balram Ji Omar
The intramedullary insertion of antibiotic impregnated PMMA rods, beads or nails are widely used and accepted modality of treatment for chronic osteomyelitis of long bones. But at times it becomes difficult to insert and remove these antibiotic delivery systems owing to narrowed medullary canals. Here we present a technique for preparing PMMA rods with diameter ranging from 6 mm to 3 mm. These rods could easily be placed in narrow intramedullary canal of long bones with chronic osteomyelitis or infected non-union...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040086/monofocal-bone-transport-technique-for-bone-defects-greater-than-5-cm-in-tibia-our-experience-in-a-case-series-of-24-patients
#17
Kemal Aktuglu, Hüseyin Günay, Jabrayil Alakbarov
BACKGROUND: As the tibial bone defect increases in size, the problems in treatment also increase. The treatment may be problematic but different treatment approaches can be used. Among these approaches, distraction osteogenesis is a method an orthopedic surgeon with limited conditions can use although it has a longer treatment period. In our case series, we evaluated current treatment approaches. METHOD: Retrospective study based on patient records and radiographs...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028968/the-use-of-3d-printing-technology-in-the-ilizarov-method-treatment-pilot-study
#18
Karolina Burzyńska, Piotr Morasiewicz, Jarosław Filipiak
BACKGROUND: Significant developments in additive manufacturing technology have occurred in recent years. 3D printing techniques can also be helpful in the Ilizarov method treatment. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of 3D printing technology in the Ilizarov method treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Physical models of bones used to plan the spatial design of Ilizarov external fixator were manufactured by FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) spatial printing technology...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027384/an-anatomical-study-on-the-safe-placement-of-orthopedic-hardware-for-syndesmosis-fixation
#19
Franklin D Shuler, Daniel Woods, Zach Tankersley, Clint McDaniel, Jacob Hamm, Justin Jones, James Denvir, Brian Czarkowski
Articular cartilage and bony contact at the distal tibiofibular cartilage contact zone (TFCCZ) is variable. The appropriate placement of syndesmotic hardware would benefit from a more accurate characterization of the proximal extent of the TFCCZ allowing surgeons to place hardware that simultaneously improves biomechanical stability and decreases the risk of iatrogenic cartilage damage. In addition, Ilizarov wire fixation through the distal fibula and tibia can pass through the syndesmosis recess. Anatomically defining the proximal extent of this recess can help decrease the risk of inadvertent capsular penetration...
December 27, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027146/gradual-deformity-correction-in-blount-disease
#20
Stephanie W Mayer, Elizabeth W Hubbard, Dan Sun, Robert K Lark, Robert D Fitch
BACKGROUND: Blount disease is a disorder of the posteromedial proximal tibial physis which causes a progressive varus, procurvatum, and internal rotation deformity of the tibia. Untreated, it can cause significant limb malalignment. The goal of this study is to evaluate the results of correction of Blount disease using types of external fixation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 41 patients (51 limbs) who underwent correction of Blount disease with an Ilizarov external fixator or a Taylor spatial frame (TSF) by a single surgeon...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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