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ILIZAROV EXTERNAL FIXATOR

ABSTRACT:

We studied 30 tibial fractures, acute and old, managed with Ilizarov external fixator in the department of Orthopaedics, Unit I, at Liaquat University of Medical & Health sciences Jamshoro-Hyderabad. All the patients were selected according to inclusion criteria and through counseling with patient and his/her relatives. Average union time was 20.13 weeks. Average time to Partial weight bearing walking was 4.46 day and average time to full weight bearing walking was 31.5 day. Average total hospital stay was 4.45 weeks. Pin site inflammation and pain were the commonest complications in our study. Close adherences to Ilizarov principles make it now possible to successfully treat a host of Orthopaedic conditions that previously were fraught with high morbidity rates and poor results.


Author(s):
Pir Abdul Latif Qureshi, Khaleeque Ahmed Siddiqui, Dr. Asadullah Makhdoom, Muhammad Ayoob Laghari

Publishing Source:
THE JOURNAL OF PAKISTAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION VOL. 18, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2006

Year:
2006

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