Correction of Bilateral Equinus Contracture in A Paraplegic Patient with the Ilizarov Technique

Ru-Lan Hsieh, Shier-Chieg Huang, I-Nan Lien, Chein-Wei Chang

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Abstract

Correction of equinus contracture of feet offers the chance for ambulation. The case reported here describes a 34-year-old paraplegic woman with scald burn resulted in equinus contractures of both feet associated with extensive scar formation who received the Ilizarov external skeletal fixation for the equinus correction and completed the ambulation training program. This technique offers a new horizon in the correction of joints contractures and deformities in traumatized patient as well as in patient suffering from spinal cord injury.
Translated title of the contribution應用伊利沙諾夫技術矯正下肢癱瘓併雙側馬蹄足攣縮:病例報告
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
Journal台灣復健醫學雜誌
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ilizarov technique
  • Equinus contracture
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paraplegia

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