What is Ilizarov procedure?

What is Ilizarov procedure?

The ILIZAROV treatment is a highly successful orthopedic surgical technique designed to lengthen or straighten bone and soft tissue. Additionally, the ILIZAROV technique and the innovative device can sometimes save limbs that might otherwise be amputated.

How long do you have to wear Ilizarov apparatus?

The length of time you will need to wear your frame will likely be a minimum of 3 months. But in most cases patients must wear their frames for 6-12 months. You should discuss any return to work with your consultant.

Does Ilizarov apparatus hurt?

While the Ilizarov apparatus is minimally invasive (no large incisions are made), it is not free of complications. Pain is common and can be severe, but is treatable with analgesics. Careful attention to cleaning and hygiene is necessary to prevent pin site infection.

Who invented the Ilizarov frame?

Gavriil Ilizarov

Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov Гавриил Абрамович Илизаров
Born 15 June 1921 Białowieża, Poland
Died 24 July 1992 (aged 71)
Education Crimea Medical School
Known for Ilizarov apparatus for lengthening limb bones

How much does Ilizarov surgery cost?

The total cost of the Ilizarov limb reconstruction averaged $59,213.71. The hospital costs and professional fees for the amputation group averaged $30,148.02 without prosthetic costs, but with the projected lifetime prosthetic costs included, averaged $403,199.18.

Who invented Ilizarov?

Can you walk with Ilizarov?

You are allowed to weight bear through the affected limb as much as you are able, unless you are told otherwise. The use of wheelchairs is actively discouraged. Do little and often. It takes a few weeks to get used to having the Ilizarov frame on your limb.

How does the Ilizarov frame work?

The purpose of the Ilizarov fixator is to stimulate bone growth, and this works by the principle of distraction osteogenesis, which is the pulling apart of bone to stimulate new bone growth.

What is the Ilizarov method of fracture treatment?

The Ilizarov method is widely used to treat complex and/or open bone fractures. This method is preferred over conventional treatment options (such as internal fixator or cast) where there is a high risk of infection or the fracture is of such severity that internal fixators are unworkable.

What is the Ilizarov apparatus used for?

The Ilizarov apparatus is a type of external fixation used in orthopedic surgery to lengthen or reshape limb bones; as a limb-sparing technique to treat complex and/or open bone fractures; and in cases of infected nonunions of bones that are not amenable with other techniques.

Who is Dr Ilizarov?

Ilizarov gained more fame in 1980 when he successfully treated Italian journalist and adventurer, Carlo Mauri. Mauri had broken his leg in a skiing accident ten years earlier and his tibia never properly healed. When he was on an expedition across the Atlantic, the wound on his leg reopened and a Russian doctor advised him to see Ilizarov.

How many patients had Ilizarov flap surgery for Cervical Spondylitis?

Twenty-six had a new muscle flap at the time of Ilizarov surgery, and 25 had preexisting flaps reused. Intervention: Twenty-six cases were treated with monofocal distraction, 19 with monofocal compression, 16 with bifocal compression/distraction, and 18 with bone transport.