Injury 2021 Feb 5. Epub 2021 Feb 5.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2-11-1, Kaga, Itabashi, Tokyo, 173-8605, Japan.
Purpose: This study aimed to clarify the effectiveness of a novel technique utilizing the new unconstrained Ilizarov frame system by evaluating the clinical outcomes of equinus deformity correction.
Methods: From January 1998 to December 2012, a total of 9 consecutive patients (median age: 33 years) with equinus deformity were treated by using a simple, unconstrained, hinge-less Ilizarov frame, which was developed to correct talar subluxation using an unconstrained frame system. All patients had equinus deformity >30°, although preoperative radiographs showed a congruous ankle joint with no fixed bony deformity. Read More