The Basic Principles of External Skeletal Fixation Using the Ilizarov Device
This book is the first comprehensive text on the Ilizarov method to come from Russia since Professor Ilizarov passed away in 1992. This text covers both acute traumatic reconstruction with the Ilizarov method as well as orthopaedic reconstruction with the Ilizarov techniques. The authorâ€™s unique method of cross-sectional anatomy evaluation improves the safety of pin and wire insertion. This book will serve as a new foundation for the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons interested in limb reconstruction with circular external fixation.
Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC
In this manual you can find not only an analysis of the basis of external fixation, but also the authorâ€™s original approach in this field. Certainly, no book can include all possible clinical situations in orthopaedic practice. Nevertheless, this manual is different from others in being easy to read. Consequently the execution of each method of external fixation can be readily grasped. Furthermore, the perfectly prepared illustrations will be of significant benefit to the orthopaedic surgeon.
Prof. Vladimir I. Shevtsov
I am pleased to present this book to experts on external fixation and to those who are taking only their first steps in this field. I regret that "the method for the unified designation of external fixation" is only now becoming the standard language of orthopaedic surgeons. If it had been developed and introduced earlier, it would have been possible to avoid many of the criticisms (sometimes justified) of the training in the method resulting from "individual" perceptions of the information in articles, instructional lectures, and manuals. The clever design, the high-quality illustrations, the wide range of pathological conditions considered for application of external fixation, and the style of presentation of the material are great advantages of this manual. I am sure that it will prove to be of great interest to orthopaedic surgeons in many different countries.
Prof. Viktor K. Kalnberz
An overview of the basics of biomechanics of circular extrernal fixation and is based on a system of coordinates that allows safer insertion of K-wires and half pins into the bone
Includes also a new classification of this device, a collection of terminology, a description of relevant equipments and presents the protocol of external fixation using accurate description of the method in order to avoid mistakes
A useful tool not only for graduate students and practitioners but also for researchers
The volume is an overview of the basics of biomechanics of circular external fixation and is based on a system of coordinates that allows safer insertion of K-wires and half pins into the bone. It includes a new classification of this device, a collection of terminology, and a description of relevant equipments and presents the protocol of external fixation using an accurate description of the method to avoid mistakes. The book presents a numerical codified system for the application of transosseous wires. In general the Ilizarov method is not a new technique but a more consolidated one that has changed the concept of bone healing. The volume could be a manual for orthopedic surgeons interested in limb reconstruction, limb lengthening, treatment of septic complications of the bone, massive bone loss and open fractures, and could be helpful not only for graduate students and practitioners but also for researchers.