Application of external fixators in major foot contractures
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CitationErdoğan, B., Görgü, M., Girgin, O., Aköz, T. ve Derne, O. (1996). Application of external fixators in major foot contractures. The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery,
Extremity contractures are one of the most common deformities faced by the reconstructive surgeon. Major deformities with ankylosis of the related joint have to be managed by both soft tissue and bone operations. Contractures existing for a long period of time cannot be brought into anatomic position easily because of shortened tendons, nerves, and vessels or ankylosed joints. Although tendons can be lengthened in one operation, this is not the case for neural and vascular structures. The authors use external fixators associated with soft tissue procedures to gradually correct major foot dorsiflexion contractures.
SourceThe Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Makale Koleksiyonu 
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