Ilizarov External Fixation Without Removal of Plate or Screws: Effect on Hypertrophic and Oligotrophic Nonunion of the Femoral Shaft With Plate Failure
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 07/27/2012
Basbozkurt M et al. – Patients with hypertrophic and oligotrophic nonunion of the femoral diaphysis associated with plate failure can be treated by Ilizarov external fixation without plate removal. Advantages of this technique include a lack of damage to the blood supply and simultaneous deformity correction.