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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 10-15

Treatment Of Non-Union Of Tibia By Ilizarov Technique

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K. K Pruthi

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Forty eight cases of nonunion of tibia were treated by Ilizarov’s method of fixation. Present article deals with 28 cases in which treatment has been completed. 2 cases were treated by monofocal, 25 by bifocal and 1 by trifocal osteosynthesis. The average age was 32.04 years, average duration of nonunion was 24.69 months. Average preoperative shortening bone gap and angulation were 1.11 cm, 1.45 cm 6.7 in AP and 4.86 in lateral plane respectively. Average duration of fixation was 7.9 months and 18 cases were initially infected. Infection got controlled in all the cases. Immediate postoperative weight bearing was started. Incidence of complications were minimal and were adequately treated. The results were compared with other methods of treatment of non-union. We conclude that Ilizarov method is significantly better particularly in infected non-union, gap non-union and those with multiplaner deformities.

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