The Method:

The principal method practiced in YCLLR is the Ilizarov method. This method is based on the capacity of bone and soft tissue to regenerate, allowing angulation, rotation, and/or stabilization of the position of bone in order to treat a wide range of orthopedic problems. Developed by Professor G.A. Ilizarov in Russia in the 1940's, the method was introduced to the Western World in the early 1980's. The method uses an external fixator, consisting of a metal or carbon (light weight) frame attached to the bone with a series of rings, pins and wires to achieve distraction osteo and tissue genesis. When practiced by experienced surgeons, the Ilizarov method offers considerable advantages over traditional methods of orthopedic treatment. It has been applied for a wide range of conditions including consequences of trauma, different types of bone diseases, infections and congenital defects, as well as cosmetic correction of shape and length of limbs.

Available Treatment:

  • Fixation of all types of fractures
  • Non-Healing Fractures (Nonunions)
  • Post-traumatic Bone Deformities
  • Limb Length Discrepancies
  • Birth Defects (Congenital Deformities) Including Clubfoot, Hip Dislocation, Congenital Short Femur, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Congenital Pseudoarthrosis
  • Bone Loss From Tumor, Trauma or Infections
  • Short Stature Including All Kinds of Dwarfism (Achondroplasia)
  • Joint Contractures
  • Bone Infections and Osteomyelitis
  • Total joints replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Aesthetic Correction of Shape, Length and Proportion of Legs
  • Problems of Blood Supply to Extremities