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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-24

A Study Of Role Of Ilizarov Technique In Correction Of Deformities Around Knee Joint


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14 cases with 15 deformities around the knee joint were treated by Ilizarov's technique. The mean age was 16.7 years, 10 were males and 4 females. 7 deformities were of left side, 6 of right side and one bilateral. Seven knees had genu valgum, 3 had genu varum, 3 had anterolateral angulation of shaft of femur, one had lateral angulation of shaft of tibia and one patient had anterior bowing of femur (Femur Procurvaturn). Average magnitude of deformity was 27.2o and average pre-operative shortening was 3.6 cms. Average duration of fixator was 3.2 months. Translational hinge was applied in 8 cases, open wedge hinge in 5 cases and translational distraction hinge in one case. Incidence of complications was minimal and wherever present the complications were adequately treated. The results were compared with other methods of treatment of deformities. We conclude that llizarov method was significantly better particularly in multi-level and multi-planar deformities with limb-length discrepancy.


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