An illustrative and in-depth overview of the many available applications and techniques for limb lengthening and reconstruction, this guide provides step-by-step details on the latest surgical procedures for the correction of limb deformities due to congenital defects, growth disturbances, infection, and trauma in both children and adults. Supplying effective surgical approaches, technical tips, methods to manage complications, and clinical case studies in each chapter, this guide will be a constant companion for all orthopedic, reconstructive, pediatric, foot, ankle, upper extremity, tumor, and trauma surgeons.
Table of Contents
The Ilizarov Method: History and Scope. Basic Science and Biological Principles of Distraction Osteogenesis. Mechanical Principles of the Ilizarov Method. Enhancements of Regenerate Bone Healing. Acute Trauma Applications. Wire Ring Fixation of Complex Tibial Plateau Fractures. Tibial Diaphyseal Fractures. Tibial Pilon Fractures. Acute Trauma: Soft-Tissue Reconstuction of the Leg. Aseptic Nonunions of the Tibia. Nonunions of the Femoral Shaft and Distal Femur.
Tibial Malunions. Post-Traumatic Reconstruction: Femoral Malunion. Bone Defects. Osteomyelitis and Infected Nonunions. Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle. Ankle Reconstruction After Trauma. Foot Deformity: Osteotomy or Arthrodesis. Joint Distraction in the Treatment of Ankle Osteoarthritis. An Approach to Contracture and Deformity of the Foot and Ankle. Metatarsal Lengthening. Osteotomy for Realignment of the Knee. Proximal Tibial Osteotomy for Medical Compartment Osteoarthritis. Arthrodesis of the Knee. Contractures of the Knee. Ilizarov Hip Reconstrution. Proximal Femoral Osteotomy. Articulated Hinged Distraction of the Hip. Lengthening Reconstruction Surgery for Congenital Femoral Deficiency. Congenital Leg Deformities: Tibial Hemimelia. Fibular Hemimelia. Growth Arrest. Evaluation of Leg Length Discrepancy, Epiphysiodesis and Other Treatment Options. Congenital Pseudorthrosis of the Tibia. Congenital Pseudoarthrosis of the Tibia (Congenital Crural Segmental Dysplasia). Blount's Disease. Reconstruction After Tumor Resection. Reconstruction in Olier's Disease. Humeral Lengthening and Realignment. The Use of a Hinged External Fixation of the Elbow. Forearm Lengthening with Hybrid Circular Frame. Congenital Hand Deformity. Skeletel Dysplasia. Stature Lenthening. Taylor Spatial Frame. Internal Lenthening Nail: ISKD. Emerging Intramedullary Bone Lenthening Technologies. Monolateral Frame Strategies: The MAC(Multi Axial Correcting) Monolateral External Fixation. System (EBI). Obstacles in Limb Lengthening.