Transosseous Osteosynthesis

Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of the Regeneration and Growth of Tissue

  • Gavriil A. Ilizarov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Clinical Methods

  4. Treatment of Disorders of the Foot

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
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  5. Treatment of Disorders of the Hand

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 635-635
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  6. Treatment of Disorders of the Hip

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 669-670
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 797-802

About this book


This volume deals with the transosseous external fixation techniques that I have been developing over the course of the past 40 years. During this time, our research in medicine, biology and engineering has led to the evolution of more than 800 unique, highly effective methods of treatment that extend beyond the realm of traumatology and orthopedics. The book features a comprehensive theoretical and clinical description of the biologic laws governing the depen­ dence of the shape-forming processes of bones and joints upon the adequacy of blood supply, as well as a delineation of the effect of tension-stress upon the genesis and growth of tissues. I have in­ cluded our latest data on tissue growth and regeneration during transosseous osteosyntheses. The book summarizes the biomechanical principles of applica­ tion of my apparatus; clinical cases selected from more than 25000 patients illustrate the management of some of the most complex disorders of the locomotor system. New solutions to many therapeutic problems are described. In particular, severe limb trauma with large defects of bone, vessels, nerves and skin can be managed without resort to transplantation. Radical debridement surgery can be followed by a one-step restora­ tion of the missing tissue, thus decreasing the likelihood of a serious wound infection or an amputation.


External Fixation Externe Fixierung (Med.) Fixierung (Med.) Ilizarov Method Osteosynthese biomechanics bone surgery tissue trauma traumatology

Authors and affiliations

  • Gavriil A. Ilizarov
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Center of Reconstructive Orthopaedics and TraumatologyKurganUSSR

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84390-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84388-4
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