Can post-traumatic joint rigidity be resolved by use of the fixation device?

With the Ilizarov technique, excellent lengthening is achieved of the capsular-ligamentous and muscular structures, not only in cases of acquired rigidity but also in cases of congenital rigidity since the aforesaid structures, when subjected to traction and gradually guided to correct function will regenerate.

Timing is an essential factor. If one thinks about the training necessary for a ballerina to perform the splits, well, a rigid joint must be similarly trained.