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The Use of Ilizarov Technique in Paediatric Traumatology and Orthopaedics

“Paediatric Orthopaedics” is deformities, defects, and dysplasia, deficiencies of limb, infections and trauma. All these conditions can be very effectively managed by Ilizarov technique (Original Kurgan Pattern technique). It was rather difficult and sometimes impossible to treat certain conditions, which has become possible by Ilizarov. Conventional methods needed many procedures to achieve such results which are mostly done in single stage and at shorter time by Ilizarov. Since 1992, 276 applications of the Ilizarov technique have been successful in treating a variety of pediatric orthopedic problems in our Center. The principles of the method are almost the same in adults and children. Proper preoperative planning and close follow-up gave remarkable and lasting results with least and treatable Complications. Advent in Ilizarov technique has opened up wide applications in the treatment of difficult Paediatric conditions such as deformities, limb discrepancies and dwarfism, defects, control of infections, joint reconstruction and Non unions like congenital pseudoarthrosis of Tibia etc. Closed transosseous Osteosynthesis and corticotomy are key factors in the success by Ilizarov. Ilizarov frames are well tolerated in all age groups, however earlier is the treatment less, treatment time is required and it won`t hamper child`s development and schooling. We got very encouraging results and relatively cost-effective. Ilizarov being virtually bloodless and carless surgery it gave cosmetic results.


Sandeep Adke S

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