How is the Ilizarov fixation device removed? Removal of the apparatus can be carried out progressively (so as to favour reinforcement and maturity of the bone callus) in outpatient clinic under local anaesthesia.
What recommendations must be followed after removal of the device? Maximum care must be taken during this delicate phase of treatment. The lengthened bone or limb recently healed of the fracture or pseudoarthrosis is still week and fragile for the first month or two after removal of the metallic structure. For treatment of
Physio-kinesiotherapy 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