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