The Basic Principles of External Skeletal Fixation Using the Ilizarov and Other Devices

The Basic Principles of External Skeletal Fixation Using the Ilizarov and Other Devices

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Edited by Leonid Solomin

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  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Format: Hardback | 1593 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 278mm x 74mm | 4,600g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Milan
  • ISBN 10: 8847026180
  • ISBN 13: 9788847026186
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed. 2012
  • Illustrations note: 657 black & white illustrations, 800 colour illustrations, biography
  • Sales rank: 1,493,687

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The Ilizarov device has revolutionized the treatment of non-healing fractures and the correction of deformities. This book supplies all the information required in order to use the Ilizarov and other external fixation devices optimally; it will serve as an indispensable manual for both trainee and experienced orthopedic surgeons. Biomechanical principles, preoperative preparation, and the use of a system of coordinates to allow safer insertion of K-wires and half pins are thoroughly discussed. External fixation of a variety of fractures in different pathologic settings is then clearly explained in a series of detailed chapters with the aid of high-quality illustrations. Numerous case reports are included to illustrate the results of different treatment methods. In addition, postoperative management and treatment of complications are described. Since the first edition the text has been thoroughly updated, with inclusion of contributions from leading world experts.

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When it was developed, the Ilizarov device represented a revolutionary advance that made it possible to correct previously untreatable conditions through the stimulation of bone growth based on the principle of distraction osteogenesis. The device subsequently gained popularity among surgeons throughout the world since it can be used for the treatment of fractures that have failed to heal satisfactorily and for deformity correction. The technique is, however, complex and requires specialist knowledge if it is to be applied optimally.This is the second edition of a well-received book that focuses primarily on external fixation using the Ilizarov device but also considers other devices employed for the purpose. The opening chapters include discussion of biomechanical principles, use of a system of coordinates to allow safer insertion of K-wires and half pins, preoperative preparation, and principles of frame construction. External fixation of a variety of fractures in different pathologic settings is then clearly explained in a series of detailed chapters with the aid of high-quality illustrations. Numerous case reports are included to illustrate the results of different treatment methods. In addition, principles of postoperative management are described and advice is provided on correction of errors and treatment of complications. Since the first edition the text has been thoroughly updated, with inclusion of contributions from leading world experts. This volume will serve as an indispensable manual both for trainee orthopedic surgeons embarking on a steep learning curve and for more experienced surgeons requiring advice and guidance in demanding cases.

Table of contents

Part 1 General Aspects of External Fixation.- Part 2 Specific Aspects of External Fixation.- Part 3 Supplementary materials.