Complex foot deformities associated with lower limb deformities: a new therapeutic strategy for simultaneous correction using Ilizarov procedure together with osteotomy and soft tissue release [post]

Qin Boquan, Ren Yi, Gan Tingjiang, Liu Xi, Zhang Hui
2020 unpublished
Aim The aim of the current study is to introduce a new therapeutic strategy for simultaneous correction of complex foot deformities (CFD) and the associated lower limb deformities (LLD) by using Ilizarov technique with osteotomy and soft tissue procedure and to report its early clinical results.Methods A retrospective review of CFD associated with LLD simultaneous correction utilizing Ilizarov procedure together with osteotomy and soft tissue balance from 2015 to 2019 was conducted.Results
more » ... ducted.Results Thirty-two patients were followed for an average of 42.8 months. The mean external fixation time (EFT) was 6.5 months. The mean healing index (HI) was 1.7 months/cm. At the time of fixator removal, plantigrade feet were achieved in all patient and lower limb deformities were corrected. No recurrence of the deformities occurred. The mean LLRS AIM score was improved from 7.5 to 0.3. At the final follow-up, ASAMI-Paley score was graded as excellent in all limbs in the aspect of bone results, and functional results were defined as excellent in 29 (90.6%) limbs and good in 3 (9.4%) limbs. The mean Modified Dimeglio score was significantly improved from 7.2 to 1.3. No deep infection of the osteotomy site or nonunion was noted in the current study.Conclusion The therapeutic strategy by using Ilizarov procedure together with osteotomy and soft tissue balance is a safe and effective way to simultaneously correct CFD and LLD.Level of Evidence Level IV, retrospective case series
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-45634/v2 fatcat:2ozotichfrcubapl3ftx4jtrem