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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


Role of distraction compression osteogenesis by ilizarov ring fixator in complex non-union of long bones


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Author Details : Amit Kumar Sharma, Jayant Sharma

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 1-5


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Abstract

Purpose: To review the outcome of 16 patients who underwent compression distraction osteogenesis for long bone nonunion by ilizarov ring fixator.
Methods: A total of 16 patients were reviewed (13 male, 3female) of average age 46 years (17-60). All patients underwent compression distraction osteogenesis for union & bone lengthening by ilizarov ring fixator. Patients were assessed by ASAMI criteria for functional and bone outcome.
Results: Patients were followed up for a mean period of 10 months. Functional outcome was assessed Excellent=7, Good=7, Fair=2 & Bone union outcome was Excellent=5, Good=10, Fair=1.
Pin tract infection was most common problem encountered other were wire breakage, pressure necrosis, knee contracture and refracture all were managed accordingly.
No major neurovascular complication was encountered.
Conclusion: We concluded that ilizarov ring fixator is a viable option for Non-union of long bone.

Keyword:
Non –union, Ilizarov, Ring fixator, Distraction, Compression, Osteogenesis

How to cite : Sharma A K, Sharma J, Role of distraction compression osteogenesis by ilizarov ring fixator in complex non-union of long bones. Indian J Orthop Surg 2017;3(1):1-5

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