Acute compression and lengthening by the Ilizarov technique for infected nonunion of the tibia with large bone defects.

@article{Magadum2006AcuteCA,
  title={Acute compression and lengthening by the Ilizarov technique for infected nonunion of the tibia with large bone defects.},
  author={M P Magadum and C M Basavaraj Yadav and M S Phaneesha and L J Ramesh},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={122}
}
PURPOSE To assess the Ilizarov technique in treating large infected tibial defects by resection of the infected focus, its acute compression, and gradual distant site lengthening. METHODS 27 men (mean age, 39 years) with infected nonunion and large bone defects of the tibia underwent complete resection of the nonunion site, debridement, sequestrectomy, lavage, and Ilizarov ring fixator application. Patients underwent acute compression of the defect site, followed by distant site metaphyseal… CONTINUE READING