What are the Treatment Indications?

An example of use of the Ilizarov external fixation device is for the treatment of serious cases of infection (osteomyletis), a common phenomenon after serious trauma to the limbs, for which no other form of treatment guarantees sure healing with complete anatomical and functional restoration.

Such a technique may also be used successfully for congenital (present from birth) malformations or shortening of the limbs, and in cases of dwarfism or short stature.