The Basic Principles of External Fixation Using the Ilizarov Device

  • Leonid N. Solomin

About this book


This book is the first comprehensive text on the Ilizarov method to come from Russia since Professor Ilizarov passed away in 1992. This text covers both acute traumatic reconstruction with the Ilizarov method as well as orthopaedic reconstruction with the Ilizarov techniques. The author’s unique method of cross-sectional anatomy evaluation improves the safety of pin and wire insertion. This book will serve as a new foundation for the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons interested in limb reconstruction with circular external fixation.

Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC

In this manual you can find not only an analysis of the basis of external fixation, but also the author’s original approach in this field. Certainly, no book can include all possible clinical situations in orthopaedic practice. Nevertheless, this manual is different from others in being easy to read. Consequently the execution of each method of external fixation can be readily grasped. Furthermore, the perfectly prepared illustrations will be of significant benefit to the orthopaedic surgeon.

Prof. Vladimir I. Shevtsov

I am pleased to present this book to experts on external fixation and to those who are taking only their first steps in this field. I regret that "the method for the unified designation of external fixation" is only now becoming the standard language of orthopaedic surgeons. If it had been developed and introduced earlier, it would have been possible to avoid many of the criticisms (sometimes justified) of the training in the method resulting from "individual" perceptions of the information in articles, instructional lectures, and manuals. The clever design, the high-quality illustrations, the wide range of pathological conditions considered for application of external fixation, and the style of presentation of the material are great advantages of this manual. I am sure that it will prove to be of great interest to orthopaedic surgeons in many different countries.

Prof. Viktor K. Kalnberz


Arthrose Deformations External Fixation Fractures Ilizarov Device Non-unions biomechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Leonid N. Solomin
    • 1
  1. 1.R.R. Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and OrthopaedicsSaint PetersburgRussia

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0512-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0513-6
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