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Strategies for Limb Lengthening in Achondroplasia Using the Ilizarov Method — The Experience of the Hospital of Lecco, Italy

  • R. Cattaneo
  • A. Villa
  • M. Catagni
  • L. Tentori
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)

Abstract

G.A. Ilizarov discovered that living tissues under progressive, slow distraction forces with respect to their function and vascularity can regenerate and therefore can be lengthened and/or widened. This principle applied to orthopedics and traumatology has opened new prospects in the field of surgical limb lengthening.

Keywords

ILIZAROV Method Limb Lengthening Equinus Deformity Ilizarov Fixator Significant Lengthening 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cattaneo
    • 1
  • A. Villa
    • 1
  • M. Catagni
    • 1
  • L. Tentori
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Orthopedics and TraumatologyHospital of LeccoItaly

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