The use of the Ilizarov technique in the correction of limb deformities associated with skeletal dysplasia

D. F. Bell, M. I. Boyer, P. F. Armstrong

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-290
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Deformity
  • Limb lengthening
  • Skeletal dysplasias

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