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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY We assessed an adaptation of the Ilizarov method aimed at a considerable reduction in the period of treatment for leg lengthening in order to limit complications related to the duration of the external fixation. This technique associates multiple segment lengthening, automatic high-frequency lengthening, and stimulation of bone(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Bone lengthening with the Ilizarov technique gives good results but certain disadvantages are common: possible axial deviation during lengthening, long time to bone union, risk of fracture after removal of the external fixator. Associating the Ilizarov technique with elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) commonly used in(More)
INTRODUCTION During progressive lower limb lengthening in the management of Ollier's disease, the mean bone-healing index usually reported in the literature stands around 35 days/cm. One of the therapeutic objectives is to reduce the duration of the external fixation. HYPOTHESIS The use of an elastic stable intramedullary nailing system (ESIN) combined(More)
PURPOSE Most of the techniques for forearm lengthening involve external fixation to achieve stability and provide progressive distraction. We introduce the use of elastic stable intramedullar nailing (ESIN) in combination with external circular assembly for the procedure. The purpose of this prospective study was to compare Ilizarov's classical technique(More)
PURPOSE Our research was aimed at studying the radiographic and histological outcomes of using flexible intramedullary nailing (FIN) combined with Ilizarov external fixation (IEF) versus Ilizarov external fixation alone on a canine model of an open tibial shaft fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS Transverse diaphyseal tibial fractures were modelled in twenty(More)
INTRODUCTION The issue of prognosis in limb length discrepancy in children affected by congenital abnormality remains a subject of concern. Therapeutic strategy must take length prediction into account, to adapt equalization techniques and the timing of treatment. Initial prognosis, however, may need revising after completion of one or several surgical(More)
UNLABELLED A delay in the union of bone regenerate in surgical lengthening procedures and the healing index (HI) are major factors in the quality of the results in progressive bone lengthening. Early removal of the external fixator (EF) is associated with a low rate of postoperative complications, including pin track infection, and with better muscle and(More)
AIM To study morphological features of the bone formation process in consolidation of fractures of long tubular bones in conditions of intramedullary wires insertion with bioactive calcium-phosphate coating of hydroxyapatite. MATERIALS AND METHODS In experimental study in dogs was simulated open comminuted tibia fracture and performed intramedullary(More)
The aim of the work was to examine mechanical and acoustic properties of the skin and collagen metabolism in patients with congenital and developmental malformation (CDM) of extremities. Acoustic tests were performed in 39 patients with forearm CDM and in 30 with leg CDM aged 4-18 years using an ASA-4 apparatus (Russia and Yugoslavia). Mean radial and ulnar(More)