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J Pediatr Orthop. 1997 Sep-Oct;17(5):668-74.

Ilizarov treatment of congenital pseudarthroses of the tibia.

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Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa, Florida 33612-9499, USA.


Eleven children with congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia were treated with the Ilizarov device. This was successful in nine of 11 patients with an average of 322 days in the fixator and 1.6 additional surgeries. Two patients eventually had amputations. These results demonstrate this to be an effective tool for this complex condition, but amputation should be considered if union is not achievable with this method and other procedures have previously been attempted.

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