Use of the Ilizarov external fixator in the treatment of lower extremity deformities

GJ LaBianco Northlake Regional Medical Center, Tucker, GA, USA.

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GR Vito Northlake Regional Medical Center, Tucker, GA, USA.

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SR Kalish Northlake Regional Medical Center, Tucker, GA, USA.

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The authors present a brief history of the development of the Ilizarov external fixator, and the classic uses associated with it. A preliminary study of 3 patients using 56 frames is presented. The Ilizarov external fixator is successfully used in these cases in place of traditional fixation.

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