Journal of Trauma & Treatment

ISSN: 2167-1222

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Brankov B


  • Research Article
    A Novel Approach to Managing Tibia Fractures in an Ilizarov Frame and What to do Next When Circular Frames Fail- Retrospective Analysis of 59 Cases
    Author(s): Rajitha G, Yates P and Brankov BRajitha G, Yates P and Brankov B

    Background: The literature suggests that the use of the Ilizarov frame is the last line of treatment of tibia fracture non-unions. However, there is a lack of clear guidelines for management of the 3-18% of persistent tibial fracture nonunion after management with Ilizarov method. An amputation rate of 4-10% is reported in this population. This paper describes the ‘Brankov pathway’ to manage this difficult scenario in order to achieve union. Methods: Retrospective analysis of all tibia fractures managed with an Ilizarov frame by a single surgeon between 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2017 in Perth, Western Australia. Clinical and radiological fracture union was the final outcome of interest. Results: 100% union of the 59 cases identified using our pathway. This includes 8 cases of non-union after Ilizarov fra.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1222.1000438

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