Bone Lengthening Ilizarov

The Ilizarov is a versatile  procedure uses a circular external fixator  device  that attaches to the bone via transfixion thin  wires. commonly used to lengthen bone  . A corticotomy (CUTTING OF BONE ) is performed, permitting attachment of the wires. Periodic adjustment of the external fixator produces a distractive lengthening force, which gradually stimulates new bone growth.
Bone-lengthening procedures are considered medically necessary for the correction of congenital or post-traumatic limb length discrepancies and angular deformities of the limb (arm, forearm, thigh, or leg).

 

INDICATION OF ILIZAROV

  •  NON UNION OR MAL-UNION of long bone 
  • INFECTED NONUNION
  • NONUNION / MALUNION WITH SHORTENING / BONE LOSS
  • LIMB LENGTHENING 
  • DEFORMITY CORRECTION 
  • BONE DEFECTS .
  • CHRONIC ULCER HEALING