Physio-kinesiotherapy may be initiated after complete healing of the bone, which normally takes place 1-2 months after removal of the Ilizarov fixation device.
Functional normality occurs progressively, in keeping with the time required for limb oedema to subside and improvement of joint motility to occur, the latter of which is diminished during the period of treatment with the Ilizarov device.
After some months, a growing range of joint movement is observed, comparable to that present prior to treatment.