What is an Ilizarov external fixation device?

The Ilizarov external fixation device was created and perfected in Russia by Professor Gavril Abramovich Ilizarov during the period between 1951 and 1992. The Ilizarov method consists in applying a cylindrical structure to the pathological limb constituted by steel bows to which the extremities of wires or screws are connected, the latter of which are then inserted into the bone.