Strategies for Limb Lengthening in Achondroplasia Using the Ilizarov Method — The Experience of the Hospital of Lecco, Italy
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.
KeywordsILIZAROV Method Limb Lengthening Equinus Deformity Ilizarov Fixator Significant Lengthening
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