Treating Bone Deformities with Circular External Skeletal Fixation

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The Ilizarov method of circular external fixation has remarkable benefits in treating bone deformities. It relies on unique external fixation devices and distraction osteogenesis. Rings placed around the limbs are interconnected with threaded rods and fixed to the bone using small-diameter wires under tension. The angle and distance between rings can be changed, leading to change in the shape of the bone. With distraction osteogenesis, new bone forms at the osteotomy site when it is slowly distracted after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-491
Number of pages11
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)


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