The use of the Ilizarov method as a salvage procedure in infected nonunion of the distal femur with bone loss.

@article{Saridis2006TheUO,
  title={The use of the Ilizarov method as a salvage procedure in infected nonunion of the distal femur with bone loss.},
  author={Alkis G Saridis and Elias Panagiotopoulos and Minos E Tyllianakis and Ch. Matzaroglou and N Vandoros and Elias E Lambiris},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={232-7}
}
We reviewed 13 patients with infected nonunion of the distal femur and bone loss, who had been treated by radical surgical debridement and the application of an Ilizarov external fixator. All had severely restricted movement of the knee and a mean of 3.1 previous operations. The mean length of the bony defect was 8.3 cm and no patient was able to bear weight. The mean external fixation time was 309.8 days. According to Paley's grading system, eight patients had an excellent clinical and… CONTINUE READING
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