Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia and treatment using the Ilizarov technique

Al-Neqresh H., Ozbi A.


Background: Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia (CPT) is one of the most difficult problems in paediatric orthopaedic surgery. This is a rare condition, which is mostly associated with neurofibromatosis. Treatment options have varied greatly. Successful surgical treatment of tibial pseudoarthrosis is possible by the Ilizarov method. Patients and methods: 7 patients with CPT treated using the Ilizarov technique within the period from 1998 to 2008. RESULTS: Bone healing was achieved in all cases except one. (Union rate – 85,7%). Conclsion: The Ilizarov technique is a comprehensive approach to all CPT aspects. Its use can end with very good results


tibia, congenital pseudoarthrosis, the Ilizarov technique


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