CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2004; 37(01): 55-59
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1699033
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Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Circumferential skin defect - Ilizarov technique in plastic surgery

Vrisha Madhuri
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, India
,
R Shankar Kurpad
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, India
,
Manasseh Nithyananth
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, India
,
S Thilak Jepegnanam
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, India
,
V. T.K. Titus
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, India
,
Prema Dhanraj
Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, India
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Publication Date:
15 January 2020 (online)

ABSTRACT

A young man had an open fracture of the tibia with bone and soft tissue loss in the distal part of the left leg following a crush injury. The circumferential skin defect was successfully treated with controlled lengthening of the distal skin by the Ilizarov technique using nylon wires and skin staples to apply traction. This was combined with limb reconstruction done simultaneously using orthofix external fixator. This case report highlights the use of an orthopaedic technique to provide skin cover in distal leg.