Techniques for the management of burn contractures with the Ilizarov fixator

J. H. Calhoun, E. B. Evans, David Herndon

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The Ilizarov fixator was used to correct chronic burn deformities of the foot and ankle. These contractures can be classified as 'simple' or 'complex' based on associated deformities and musculoskeletal function. The simple, unidirectional deformities of equinus, cavus, rockerbottom, and toe dislocations are fairly easy to correct and maintain. Correction and maintenance of complex deformities with varus or valgus angulation, bone abnormality, or muscle loss are more difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number280
StatePublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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