Equino cavo varus of neuropathic foor with fungating non healing ulcer, treated bu Ilizarov fixator application
Complex deformities. In this case the deofrmity is an equino-cavo-varus consequent to a tethered chord syndrome.
Lack of knowledge of Ilizarov principles.
No special setup required. Full range of apparatus and accessories are needed.
Routine preanesthetic work up.
Ilizarov surgery depends on a three dimensional visualization of the limb as a whole and correction of deformities in three planes.
Advantages: achieves correction not possible by any other method. Disadvantages: cumbersome apparatus is to be worn till all corrections are achieved.
Neurological, vascular and pin tract infections in an improperly applied frame.
The Magic of Ilizarov; CBS publications New Delhi 2016 edition.