Le traitement des pseudarthroses diaphysaires par fixateur externe circulaire [Treatment of diaphyseal pseudarthrosis by circular external fixator]

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Le traitement des pseudarthroses diaphysaires par fixateur externe circulaire [Treatment of diaphyseal pseudarthrosis by circular external fixator]
Journal
Swiss Surgery
Author(s)
Borgeaud M., Chevalley F.
ISSN
0007-1323
1023-9332
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2001
Volume
7
Number
2
Pages
61-67
Language
french
Abstract
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of circular external fixator according with Ilisarov technique for the treatment of diaphyseal pseudarthrosis. The union rate obtained in our serie was 91%. We assessed the complications related to surgery and analysed the reasons for failed technique. Between january 1986 and february 1996, 23 patients were included in this study with a mean follow-up of 65 months. The period of external fixation was 209 days on average. 21 patients had united fractures. The failures were attributed to inadequate interfragmentary contact. The main problem during treatment was pin tract infection. The late complications included axial deformities, re-fractures and joint stiffness. Circular external fixator proved to be useful for the treatment of diaphyseal pseudarthrosis, particularly those complicated by infection or post-traumatic shortening.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Child, External Fixators, Female, Femoral Fractures/radiography, Femoral Fractures/surgery, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Humeral Fractures/radiography, Humeral Fractures/surgery, Ilizarov Technique, Male, Middle Aged, Postoperative Complications/radiography, Pseudarthrosis/radiography, Pseudarthrosis/surgery, Reoperation, Tibial Fractures/radiography, Tibial Fractures/surgery, Treatment Failure
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