Ilizarov In Deformity Correction of Foot

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Author: Dr L Prakash
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Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery
Schools: Institute for Special Orthopaedics Chennai
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Basic Info

Equino cavo varus of neuropathic foor with fungating non healing ulcer, treated bu Ilizarov fixator application

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/1it5flvtwu

Advanced

Procedure

Ilizarov

Indications

Complex deformities. In this case the deofrmity is an equino-cavo-varus consequent to a tethered chord syndrome.

Contraindications

Lack of knowledge of Ilizarov principles.

Instrumentation

Setup

No special setup required. Full range of apparatus and accessories are needed.

Preoperative Workup

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/Disadvantages

Advantages: achieves correction not possible by any other method.
Disadvantages: cumbersome apparatus is to be worn till all corrections are achieved.

Complications/Risks

Neurological, vascular and pin tract infections in an improperly applied frame.

Disclosure of Conflicts

Acknowledgements

References

The Magic of Ilizarov; CBS publications New Delhi 2016 edition.

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