An Ilizarov apparatus was successfully used in the treatment of a six- year-old child with a radially deviated hand caused by congenital pseudoarthrosis of the distal radius after previous traditional surgery failed. The limb length was restored, the pseudoarthrosis healed, and the deviated hand corrected. A second child, five years old, with Poland's syndrome, had a 90° flexion contracture of the wrist that was treated with the Ilizarov apparatus. The flexion contracture was gradually corrected. It seems that the Ilizarov apparatus can be an important tool in the treatment of complex limb deformities.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1991|