The skeletal dysplasias are a unique and heterogeneous group of disorders with skeletal manifestations including deformity, disproportion, and short stature. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the Ilizarov technique in the management of these orthopedic problems in 15 patients with skeletal dysplasias. The technique is particularly appropriate in those patients requiring correction of angular deformity and limb lengthening. The greatest number of complications were encountered in those patients undergoing extended limb lengthening. Nevertheless, all patients achieved their preoperative goals.
- Limb lengthening
- Skeletal dysplasias