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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-161

Ilizarov ring fixator in treatment of infected nonunion of tibia

1 Department of Orthopedics, BMCH, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Physiology, BMCH, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Arunima Chaudhuri
Krishnasayar South, Borehat, Burdwan - 713 102, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.180189

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Infective nonunion of a long bone is very notorious to be treated and prone to limb shortening when treated by conventional methods. In this case report, we treated a patient having infected nonunion of tibia initially by complete excision of all devitalized tissue from site of nonunion causing bone gap of 7 cm, followed by application of Ilizarov ring fixator using bifocal osteosynthesis by single upper tibial osteotomy. Bone transportation done at a rate of 1 mm/day followed by compression-distraction at the nonunion site following accordion maneuver. Results showed satisfactory bony union by bifocal osteosynthesis with single osteotomy.

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