Distraction osteogenesis.

R. D. Welch, D. D. Lewis

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Distraction osteogenesis and the use of circular external skeletal fixation has increased the capacity of veterinary surgeons to manage difficult orthopedic conditions including limb-length discrepancies, angular deformity, distal and severely comminuted fractures, and bone defects. This article discusses the historical developments of the Ilizarov method of distraction osteogenesis in veterinary surgery, circular external skeletal instrumentation, and the biological principles. There is also discussion of use of this method for correction of angular deformity and bone transport and complications associated with this technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999


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  • veterinary(all)

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