Ilizarov In Deformity Correction of FootVideo Type: CVideo
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Author: Dr L Prakash
Specialties: Global Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Schools: Institute for Special Orthopaedics Chennai
Equino cavo varus of neuropathic foor with fungating non healing ulcer, treated bu Ilizarov fixator application
Complex deformities. In this case the deofrmity is an equino-cavo-varus consequent to a tethered chord syndrome.
Lack of knowledge of Ilizarov principles.
No special setup required. Full range of apparatus and accessories are needed.
Routine preanesthetic work up.
Anatomy and Landmarks
Ilizarov surgery depends on a three dimensional visualization of the limb as a whole and correction of deformities in three planes.
Advantages: achieves correction not possible by any other method.
Disadvantages: cumbersome apparatus is to be worn till all corrections are achieved.
Neurological, vascular and pin tract infections in an improperly applied frame.
Disclosure of Conflicts
The Magic of Ilizarov; CBS publications New Delhi 2016 edition.