Advanced Techniques in Limb Reconstruction Surgery by Mehmet Kocaoğlu, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Levent Eralp

By Mehmet Kocaoğlu, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Levent Eralp

As due to the contemporary advances in surgical ideas and implant expertise it truly is now attainable to accomplish limb reconstruction in sufferers with more than a few congenital, posttraumatic, and postinfection pathologies. This publication is a transparent, functional advisor to the state of the art surgeries hired in limb reconstruction for varied stipulations. It contains specific descriptions of the innovations themselves, observed through a variety of worthy drawings and images. Pearls and pitfalls are highlighted, and thorough recommendation is additionally supplied on symptoms, preoperative making plans, and postoperative follow-up. The editors have conscientiously chosen the participants in keeping with their services, and plenty of of the authors have been themselves chargeable for constructing the thoughts that they describe.

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At the end of lengthening, the entire nail lies within the bone and is locked statically at the proximal femur (b) M. E. Bilen a b Fig. 8 Schematic drawing of a femoral FAN-LON procedure. Initially the IM nail is longer than the bone; however, it lies entirely within the bone at the end of lengthening 3 Femoral and Tibial Deformity Correction Fig. 5-cm radius circle, the length and the size of the IM nail can be determined a the contact between the two fragments remains only at the edge of the fragment (Fig.

41 References ............................................................... 46 D. us M. E. com Introduction Deviation of the mechanical axis (MAD) results primarily in deformities of the long bones, which result in the development of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, and/or ankle joints (Tetsworth and Paley 1994b; Chao et al. 1994; Sharma et al. 2001). Orthopedic surgeons have utilized many different procedures to correct these deformities to prevent secondary osteoarthritis. However, these techniques generally result in low patient comfort and lack accuracy.

The foot should be prophylactically splinted in a neutral position. At night, the knee should be positioned in full extension by placing a pillow under the distal ring of the external fixator. Pearl: An alternate method of foot splinting is to extend the external fixator to the foot by adding a foot ring or heel half ring to the distal part of the tibial frame. 8 mm tensioned wire. 25 mm TIDQID. Follow-up radiographs should be made every 10–14 days, and the rate of distraction adjusted up or down based on the appearance of regenerate bone.

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