K-Wire and Schanz Screw Application Techniques

  • Mehmet ÇakmakEmail author
  • Melih Cıvan


Ilizarov’s circular external fixator consists of modular and configurable parts. Mechanical stability between bone and fixator comes from K-wires made of flexible and elastic steel. These wires limit the osteonecrosis and cause minimal damage in bone and marrow. In this chapter, application of the K-wires and Schanz screws will be explained. It is the essential skill for the application of the Ilizarov’s method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Orthopaedic and Traumatology DepartmentIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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