Ilizarov, which we can consider as a medical method, is actually an apparatus used in the field of orthopedic surgery. This apparatus is aimed to lengthen or reshape the bones. As a preventive technique, the Ilizarov technique is used to treat bone fractures and to prevent a condition such as technically nonunion. So, to whom is this method applied, and in which diseases is it preferred?
Ilizarov and the Combined Method
The Ilizarov method is used for the treatment of many different bony deformations. First of all, this technique can be used in both children and adults when necessary, and this treatment method is used in short stature, osteoporosis, arm or leg curvature, and inequality.
In Which Diseases Is The Ilizarov Method Used?
Ilizarov method is used in many bone-related diseases, often used in closed and open fractures and non-union fractures. In addition, many different bone diseases such as polio, post-traumatic shortness, and curvature are preferred treatment methods. It is also preferred in cases such as correction of arm and leg curvatures, bone infections, movement restrictions in the joint, bone loss due to tumor.
How is the Ilizarov Method Applied?
Of course, before the treatment, the patient’s health status is examined in detail by the doctor. It is investigated in detail whether he/she has had a disease before and what surgical interventions have been done. After the clinical examination, conditions such as shortness and curvature are determined by using various imaging techniques, and the appropriate treatment method is planned by the doctor and presented to the patient. After the surgical intervention, the bone lengthening process is started 7 to 10 days later.
What is the Purpose of Early Physical Therapy?
There are certain reasons for encouraging the patient to do physical therapy after the Ilizarov method. At the beginning of these, it is aimed to prevent the patient from having psychological problems by being obliged to stay in the bed too long. During the treatment, the active participation of the patient is ensured. Since joint movements continue, protection is also provided on the joints too.
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