Chapter 3: Practical biomechanics for the application of Ilizarov fixators to fractures of the tibia

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Abstract

The biomechanics of tensioned wires and half pins are described. The effects of wire position, number, and configuration on constructing a stiff periarticular fixation block are illustrated. Half pin application to the shaft and construction of a stable base for fixation of periarticular fractures are illustrated. The selection of appropriate ring diameter is based on soft tissue clearance and frame stiffness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2002

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Ilizarov fixator
  • Ring sizing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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