DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS IN SEGMENTAL BONE DEFECTS IN TIBIA BY MONOAXIAL EXTERNAL FIXATOR

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Muhammad Shabbir
Muhammad Arif
Abdul Satar

Abstract

Objective:

 

Material and Methods:

 

Results:

 

Conclusion:

 

Distraction osteogenesis can be achieved with locally made Naseer Awais fixator in non union

 

of tibia with segmental bone loss.

Out of 32 patients 29 were male and 3 were female. Eighteen patients had road traffic accidents,

 

10 fire arm injuries and 4 bomb blast injuries. Average length of bone transport was 7cm. Average

duration of fixator was 8 months and average follow up was 25 months. Eight(25%) patients had some

additional procedure in form of fibular osteotomy, fasciocutaneous flap and bone grafting. Twentyeight(

87.5%) patients had pin tract infection. Repositioning of pins was done in 18(56.25%) patients.

External fixator was changed in 10(31.25%) patients. Four patients developed mal-alignment which

required fixator resetting. Four(12.5%) patients had re-osteotomy. Five(15.62%) patients developed

persistent equinus deformity Nine(28.12%) patients had to modify their profession.

This descriptive study was carried out at orthopedic unit of Hayatabad Medical

 

complex Peshawar from July 2004 to January 2007 with 32 patients of tibial non union with segmental

bone loss. Locally made "Naseer-Awais" uniplanner external fixator was applied and osteotomy

performed. Distraction started at tenth post operative day. Patients were followed fortnightly. Check

radiographs were taken on every visit. At the end of consolidation phase fixtor was removed. Results were

assessed using Association for the Study and Application of the Method of ILIZAROV (ASAMI) scoring

system.

To evaluate the results of segmental bone transport using monoaxial external fixator in patients

 

with non union of the tibia with segmental bone loss.

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Shabbir M, Arif M, Satar A. DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS IN SEGMENTAL BONE DEFECTS IN TIBIA BY MONOAXIAL EXTERNAL FIXATOR. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 13 [cited 2022 Oct. 7];24(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1054
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