Biomechanics of the Ilizarov fixator for fracture fixation.

  title={Biomechanics of the Ilizarov fixator for fracture fixation.},
  author={Jason H Calhoun and F. Z. Li and Bill Ledbetter and C. Allchin Gill},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Compression, distraction, and torsion stiffness of the Ilizarov external fixator was measured in two fracture models in autopsy specimens of tibia and fibula. A transverse model was tested in six frame constructions with the osteotomy site preloaded in four different positions. An oblique model was tested in four frame constructions also with four preloaded positions. Stiffness was more dependent on bone preload than wire number, wire type, or frame design. High stiffness was achieved by bone… CONTINUE READING


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