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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-137

Surgical and functional outcomes of infective non union of femur and tibia using ilizarov ring fixator


1 Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Smt BK Shah Medical Institute & Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Waghodia, Vadodara 391 760, Gujarat, India
2 Professor Department of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411 005, Maharashtra, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Smt BK Shah Medical Institute & Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Waghodia, Vadodara 391 760, Gujarat, India
4 Third Year PG Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Smt BK Shah Medical Institute & Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Waghodia, Vadodara 391 760, Gujarat, India
5 Second Year PG Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Smt BK Shah Medical Institute & Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Waghodia, Vadodara 391 760, Gujarat, India
6 Dean & Professor, Smt BK Shah Medical Institute & Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Waghodia, Vadodar, India

Correspondence Address:
Aditya K Agrawal
Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Waghodia, Vadodara - 391 760, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jllr.jllr_31_22

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Introduction: Nonunion of long bone fractures is a common condition encountered by an orthopedic surgeon in daily practice. For effective treatment of nonunion, internal fixation with or without bone grafting can be done but, an infected non union can prove to be a tough challenge. The aim of our study is to assess the surgical and functional outcomes of infected nonunion of femur and tibia treated with debridement, corticotomy and Ilizarov ring fixator. Materials and Method: This was a multi-centric prospective study of twenty patients in a time span of three years from May 2017 till April 2020. Observations and Results: Patients were assessed using clinical and functional results as per Association for the Study and Application of Methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI) Scoring System. Conclusion: The Ilizarov method remains one of the most successful and versatile means of achieving bone-healing in infected nonunion of long bones of lower limbs with benefits of correcting deformities, bone defects and limb length discrepancy.


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