Scientific Exhibits   |    
Correction of Tibial Deformity with Use of the Ilizarov-Taylor Spatial Frame
S. Robert Rozbruch, MD; Austin T. Fragomen, MD; Svetlana Ilizarov, MD
View Disclosures and Other Information
The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research for or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Dec 01;88(suppl 4):156-174. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.F.00745
5 Recommendations (Recommend) | 3 Comments | Saved by 3 Users Save Case


The Ilizarov-Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF; Smith and Nephew, Memphis, Tennessee) is a powerful tool for correcting tibial deformity1-6. A specialized feature of the TSF is its virtual hinge, which allows for the simultaneous gradual correction of multiplanar deformities and limb-lengthening through one osteotomy site. The power of the spatial frame lies in its precise control over the final limb length and alignment and in its ability to correct a residual deformity. The stability of this multiplanar circular fixator permits early weight-bearing and provides an ideal environment for both new-bone formation and soft-tissue healing. The classic principles of the Ilizarov method are followed to ensure proper frame application. The TSF web-based software is user-friendly and has greatly simplified the planning of the correction of an oblique plane deformity by utilizing standard anterior-posterior and lateral radiographic measurements. Computer-generated schedules and easy-to-read struts have greatly simplified patient involvement, which is crucial to the success of this technique.
Figures in this Article

    First Page Preview

    View Large
    First page PDF preview
    Sign In to Your Personal ProfileSign In To Access Full Content
    Not a Subscriber?
    Get online access for 30 days for $35
    New to JBJS?
    Sign up for a full subscription to both the print and online editions
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities, to comment on public articles, or to sign up for alerts.
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities
    Have a subscription to the print edition?
    Current subscribers to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in either the print or quarterly DVD formats receive free online access to JBJS.org.
    Forgot your password?
    Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.

    Forgot your username or need assistance? Please contact customer service at subs@jbjs.org. If your access is provided
    by your institution, please contact you librarian or administrator for username and password information. Institutional
    administrators, to reset your institution's master username or password, please contact subs@jbjs.org


    Accreditation Statement
    These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CME Activities Associated with This Article
    Submit a Comment
    Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
    Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discretion of JBJS editorial staff.

    * = Required Field
    (if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
    Example: John Doe

    Related Content
    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
    JBJS Case Connector
    Topic Collections
    Related Audio and Videos
    PubMed Articles
    Clinical Trials
    Readers of This Also Read...
    JBJS Jobs
    OH - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    MA - The University of Massachusetts Medical School
    PA - Thomas Jefferson University
    OR - The Center - Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Care and Research