A review for pediatricians on limb lengthening and the Ilizarov method.

@article{Herbert1995ARF,
  title={A review for pediatricians on limb lengthening and the Ilizarov method.},
  author={A. J. Herbert and John E. Herzenberg and Dror Paley},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={98-105}
}
As recently as 1986, limb lengthening in children was considered by most North American orthopedic surgeons to be both dangerous and impractical. Previous attempts were plagued by unacceptably high rates of serious complications such as nerve palsy, deep infection, malunion, broken hardware, and stiff joints. With the recent introduction of the Russian Ilizarov method and apparatus for limb lengthening, a tremendous groundswell of interest has risen. Despite a steep learning curve, many Western… CONTINUE READING