Understanding the process

Limb restoration is a gradual process that helps to restore a patient’s bone and soft tissue to normal alignment, length and function. While there are many reasons a patient would choose to have this type of procedure, the primary indications include trauma, congenital deformities and bone or joint infection.

Your orthopedist uses the ILIZAROV surgical method to provide limb restoration. This remarkable technique uses a device called the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAMETM to take advantage of the body’s natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue.

There are two main phases to the correction process: correction/lengthening and consolidation.

Correction/lengthening refers to the period of time it takes to ‘grow the bone.’ This initial phase begins after the surgeon cuts the bone and attaches the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fixator. During this time, you will be working with the physician and your team to make gradual adjustments to the device, which increases the gap between the bone segments, adding ‘length’ to the total limb. Over a period of months, new bone tissue will grow in the gap, ultimately hardening the area between the segments of the original bone.

When your surgeon is satisfied with the length and position of the new bone, the consolidation phase begins. During this phase, the bone tissue matures and becomes solid. You still wear the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fixator, but you will not make adjustments. The consolidation phase is the longest part of the ILIZAROV process.

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Contacts

Tri-city Medical Center, OceanSide

4077 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric OrthopedistPhone: (619) 294-8111

Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego

4077 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric OrthopedistPhone: (619) 294-8111

Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista

435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric OrthopedistPhone: (619) 691-7000

Scripps Hospital, Encinitas

354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric OrthopedistPhone: (760) 633-6501

Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa

5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

Phone - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric OrthopedistPhone: (619) 740-6000

Paradise Valley Hospital, National City

2400 East Fourth Street
National City, CA 91950

Phone - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric OrthopedistPhone: (619) 470-4321

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