Complications may emerge as undesirable and unexpected situations during treatment. In some cases, they become a barrier to reach the target, so they adversely affect the course of treatment. How much a complication affects the outcome of treatment is closely related with the severity of complications.
The Ilizarov technique is likely to have a higher complication rate because most cases are complicated and have long periods of treatment, which can create the wrong perception that the Ilizarov technique is too difficult to perform. However, it is logical to accept the risk of complications alongside the wide range of opportunities provided by Ilizarov’s device.
The awareness of complication risks, skills, and knowledge to treat complications are basic requirements for this technique. Otherwise, even simple problems can lead to serious complications, which negatively affect patient satisfaction.
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