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Ilizarov frame

Marko Bumbaširević, Tomislav Palibrk, Henry Dushan E Atkinson, Aleksandar Lešić
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Ilizarov fine-wire compression/distraction technique in the treatment of scaphoid nonunion (SNU), without the use of bone graft. DESIGN: This is a prospective study of 20 consecutive patients in one center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 20 patients (19 males) with a mean SNU duration of 14.5 months. Four patients had proximal pole, 15 had waist, and 1 had a distal SNU. Patients with carpal instability, humpback deformities, carpal collapse, avascular necrosis, and marked degenerative change were excluded...
October 20, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Nader S Alkenani, Mariam A Alosfoor, Abdulaziz K Al-Araifi, Hala A Alnuaim
INTRODUCTION: This is a case report of extreme lengthening of the tibia of about 14.5cm using bone transport technique following road traffic accident trauma to the lower limbs. The management of the subsequent massive skeletal defects was challenging to orthopedic surgeons. Based on reported cases, the highest tibial lengthening was 22cm using bifocal transport, while the highest unifocal tibial lengthening reached 14.5cm. CASE PRESENTATION: A 20-year-old male driver was brought to the emergency department after a road traffic accident...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ibrahim Elsayed Abdellatif Abuomira, Francesco Sala, Yasser Elbatrawy, Giovanni Lovisetti, Salvatore Alati, Dario Capitani
This retrospective review assesses 55 tibial nonunions with bone loss to compare union achieved with combined Ilizarov and Taylor spatial frames (I-TSF) versus a conventional circular frame with the standard Ilizarov procedure. Seventeen (31 %) of the 55 nonunions were infected. Thirty patients treated with I-TSF were compared with 25 patients treated with a conventional circular frame. In the I-TSF group, an average of 7.6 cm of bone was resected and the lengthening index (treatment time in months divided by lengthening amount in centimeters) was 1...
September 22, 2016: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
L T Donnan, B Gomes, A Donnan, C Harris, I Torode, C Heidt
AIMS: We wished to examine the effectiveness of tibial lengthening using a two ring Ilizarov frame in skeletally immature patients. This is a potentially biomechanically unstable construct which risks the loss of axial control. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 24 boys and 26 girls, with a mean age of 8.6 years (4 to 14), who underwent 52 tibial lengthening procedures with a mean follow-up of 4.3 years (4.0 to 16.9). Tibial alignment was measured before and after treatment using joint orientation lines from the knee and a calculation of the oblique plane axis...
September 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
M D Fletcher
INTRODUCTION: Correction of limb alignment or length discrepancy by circular external fixation is an accepted technique which relies on the correct biomechanical application of the frame and precise corrections which are frequently delegated to the patient to perform. Errors can occur in the execution of the correction by the patient and may result in significant deformity that requires remedial intervention. CASE REPORT: A 67 Caucasian female underwent multifocal limb reconstruction of the lower limb utilising a complex Ilizarov frame...
July 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Julian Fürmetz, Chris Soo, Wolf Behrendt, Peter H Thaller, Holger Siekmann, Jörg Böhme, Christoph Josten
A common treatment of tibial defects especially after infections is bone transport via external fixation. We compare complications and outcomes of 25 patients treated with a typical Ilizarov frame or a hybrid system for bone reconstruction of the tibia. Average follow up was 5.1 years. Particular interest was paid to the following criteria: injury type, comorbidities, development of osteitis and outcome of the different therapies. The reason for segmental resection was a second or third grade open tibia fractures in 24 cases and in one case an infection after plate osteosynthesis...
March 21, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
Sherif Galal
UNLABELLED: Subtrochanteric femoral fractures in children are uncommon and have received limited attention in the literature. Its treatment is controversial, and different options are available: traction, spica casting, internal fixation and external fixation. The aim of this study is to present our results with external fixation of subtrochanteric femoral fractures in children using Ilizarov frame. Between January 2012 and January 2014, 14 patients with closed subtrochanteric femoral fractures were treated in Cairo University School of Medicine Teaching Hospital...
August 2016: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
İsmail Levent Eralp, Mehmet Kocaoğlu, Göksel Dikmen, Mohsin E Azam, Halil İbrahim Balcı, F Erkal Bilen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to summarize our clinical results with distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of infected tibial nonunion around the ankle joint. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2009, 13 patients with a mean age of 50 years (range: 27-79 years) underwent tibial reconstruction for the treatment of infected nonunion of the distal tibia, with a mean bone loss of 4.8 cm (range: 1-7 cm). Lengthening over an intramedullary nail as a second procedure was used in 2 patients, bifocal compression and distraction technique in 5 cases, compression with Ilizarov external fixator in 5 cases, and Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF, Smith Nephew, Memphis, TN, USA) in 1 case...
2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Ahmad El-Sayed Semaya, Ehab Badawy, Mohammad Hasan, Ramy Mohammad El-Nakeeb
INTRODUCTION: Post-traumatic bone defects of the tibia present a difficult reconstructive challenge. Various methods of reconstruction are available, such as allografts, vascularised fibular graft (either free or pedicled) and bone transport technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with an average age of 34.1 years at operation (range, 12-65) with post-traumatic bony defects of the tibia were selected for reconstruction with vascularised fibular graft combined with Ilizarov external fixation...
April 2016: Injury
Sadaf Saeed, Syed Kamran Ahmed, Muhammad Amin Chinoy, Mansoor Ali Khan
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcome of Ilizarov fixator for protection of heel and foot flaps with that of plaster of Paris boot technique. METHODS: The retrospective chart review was conducted at The Indus Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data of patients who underwent flap reconstruction of the heel from January 2011 to December 2014. All patients had a minimum follow-up of 3 months. The patients using Ilizarov fixator were placed in group A and those with modified plaster of Paris boot as the elevation device were placed in group B...
November 2015: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Rana Dawood Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Asif Maqbool, Ajmal Yasin
OBJECTIVE: The Objective of the study is to evaluate the effect of Ilizarov frame fixation on functional outcome in aseptic tibial gap non-union cases. METHODS: In this clinical study, 15 cases of post-traumatic aseptic tibial gap non-union were selected in department of orthopedics, Allied Hospital Faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan, during years 2013-2014. After blood analysis and clinical assessment, the aseptic gap nonunion cases underwent ilizarov frame fixation for their problem...
November 2015: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Levent Eralp, F Erkal Bilen, S Robert Rozbruch, Mehmet Kocaoglu, Ahmed I Hammoudi
The mechanical features of and biologic response to using distraction osteogenesis with the circular external fixator are the unique aspects of Ilizarov's contribution that allows deformity correction and reconstruction of bone defects. We present a retrospective study of 20 patients who suffered from a variety of benign tumours for which external fixators (EF) were used to treat deformity, bone loss, and limb-length discrepancy. A total of 26 bony segments in twenty patients (10 males, 10 females; mean age 17 years; range 7-58 years) were treated with EF for residual problems from the tumour itself (primary treatment) in 8 patients and for complications related to the primary surgery (secondary treatment) in 12 patients...
April 2016: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Gholam Hossain Shahcheraghi, Mahzad Javid, Fatemeh Hadavi
PURPOSE: Ilizarov lengthening, with the principles of Ilizarov, requires a collaboration and supervision of the physiotherapist, nurse, and psychologist, preferably in a group-therapy set-up. We report the mid- and long-term functional outcome of cases that had none of the above listed supporting elements. In addition, we tried to observe the effect of the disease category on the final outcome in the patient. METHOD: In this study, 35 children who had undergone Ilizarov lower limb lengthening were evaluated using the following methods: clinical, radiographic, and by four functional scoring systems, and parent/patient satisfaction questionnaires, after an average of 17...
October 2015: Journal of Orthopaedics
Daniel J Henderson, Jeremy L Rushbrook, Todd D Stewart, Paul J Harwood
BACKGROUND: Fine-wire circular frame (Ilizarov) fixators are hypothesized to generate favorable biomechanical conditions for fracture healing, allowing axial micromotion while limiting interfragmentary shear. Use of half-pins increases fixation options and may improve patient comfort by reducing muscle irritation, but they are thought to induce interfragmentary shear, converting beam-to-cantilever loading. Little evidence exists regarding the magnitude and type of strain in such constructs during weightbearing...
April 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
A J Keightley, S Z Nawaz, J T Jacob, A Unnithan, D S Elliott, A Khaleel
This study aimed to determine the long-term functional, clinical and radiological outcomes in patients with Schatzker IV to VI fractures of the tibial plateau treated with an Ilizarov frame. Clinical, functional and radiological assessment was carried out at a minimum of one year post-operatively. A cohort of 105 patients (62 men, 43 women) with a mean age of 49 years (15 to 87) and a mean follow-up of 7.8 years (1 to 19) were reviewed. There were 18 type IV, 10 type V and 77 type VI fractures. All fractures united with a mean time to union of 20...
December 2015: Bone & Joint Journal
S Salih, C Blakey, D Chan, J C McGregor-Riley, S L Royston, S Gowlett, D Moore, M G Dennison
We report a radiological sign which predicts progression to hypertrophic non-union for fractures of the tibial diaphysis. Radiographs of 46 tibial fractures were reviewed independently by four orthopaedic trauma surgeons and two musculoskeletal radiologists. Patients were identified from a database of tibial fractures managed with Ilizarov frame fixation. There were 23 fractures that progressed to non-union requiring further surgery. The controls were 23 fractures that had united without need for further surgery at 1-year follow-up...
November 2015: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
Keun Jung Ryu, Bang Hyun Kim, Jin Ho Hwang, Hyun Woo Kim, Dong Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND: The lengthening over nail (LON) technique has gained popularity because it enables shorter periods of external fixation, prevents deformities during lengthening, and reduces the risk of refracture after removal of the frame compared with the classic Ilizarov method. However, it is not clear if the violation of endosteal blood supply by reamed intramedullary nailing in the LON technique has a negative effect on bone regeneration or a positive effect by compensatory enhancement of periosteal circulation...
March 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Francesco Sala, Maurizio Catagni, Daniele Pili, Paolo Capitani
BACKGROUND: Surgical arthrodesis of the elbow joint is frequently unsuccessful and rarely performed. It is the purpose of this article to evaluate tactics and different constructs to achieve elbow arthrodesis (EA) using the Ilizarov apparatus in patients with post-traumatic nonreconstructable elbow sequelae. METHODS: A consecutive series of 4 patients were treated between 2009 and 2013 (3 men and 1 woman; mean age, 46.7 [35-75] years). Two patients had late complications in total elbow replacement and developed nonunion after condylar fractures of the distal humerus...
November 2015: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Yaser Jabbar, Arshad Khaleel
OBJECTIVE: This study has been designed to ascertain whether a standard configuration Ilizarov tibial frame can control shear motion at the fracture site of an oblique fracture within acceptable limits for axial micro-motion, and therefore promote bony union. If not, are there simple modifications to the frame design that can achieve this? METHODS: Four Ilizarov frame designs were tested on a load test rig. Fracture site shear displacement was measured using a clip gauge attached to an automated data recording system...
November 2015: Clinical Biomechanics
Yasser Elbatrawy, Ibrahim Mohammed A Ragab
It is well known that limb lengthening is performed to treat limb-length discrepancies resulting from congenital anomalies and developmental problems. However, few studies discuss lengthening for cosmetic purposes. The current authors conducted a prospective study with long-term follow-up. From July 2002 through June 2007, 133 patients requested that their height be increased. Fifty-two were approved to undergo limb-lengthening surgery. Two were lost to final follow-up, leaving 50 in the study group. For all patients, the Ilizarov ring external fixator was applied with a maximum-stability technique that achieved frame stability and allowed patients to ambulate with a walker from the first week postoperatively...
July 1, 2015: Orthopedics
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