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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-64

Ilizarov Technique - Rewa Experience

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A total number of 39 cases, during the period of May ' 96 to April ' 98, formed the basis of this Rewa experience. The cases consisted of open fractures of tibia Gustilo’s type III & II (18), non-union 9 [tibia (6) femur, (3)], mail-union 6 [tibia (3) femur, (3)], tubercular arthritis of knee & post polio residual equines deformity 3 each. The age of patients ranged from 17 to 60 years. Gustilo’s type IIIA accounted for 67% of fractures resulting from road traffic accident. In non-union & mal-union cases corticotomy was done with/without the aim of opening wedge. The average limb length discrepancy was 4.3cm ranging from 1.0cm to 15cm. The total complication rate was 97% of which the commonest was wire tract infection 20%. No cases of vascular or neural injury were encountered. We achieved ASAMI based excellent bony union in 55%, good in 33%, poor in 12% cases. The functional result was excellent in 33%, good in 33%, fair in 22% & poor in 11% cases.

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