What is the ILIZAROVTM method?

Your orthopaedic surgeon has chosen to use the ILIZAROV (Ill-is-are-off) method of limb correction. The ILIZAROV method is a highly successful orthopaedic surgical technique designed to lengthen or straighten bone and soft tissue. Additionally, this innovative device and technique can sometimes save limbs that might otherwise be amputated.

Although some form of fixation has been used in orthopaedic medicine for hundreds of years, it was Russian-born Gavril Ilizarov who is considered the ‘father’ of circular external fixators. In fact, all circular external fixators today are based on Dr. Ilizarov’s work from the 1950s.

Taking advantage of the remarkable fact that bone heals itself by growing, or regenerating, he determined that he could correct disfigured bones by separating two bone halves millimeter by millimeter. During this process, the body’s natural ability to grow bone fills in the gap between the two bones, correcting deformities or increasing length.

Dr. Ilizarov was able to lengthen legs and arms and treat severely disabled patients with bone trauma or deformities.

Many orthopaedic surgeons around the world today still use the ILIZAROV device and Dr. Ilizarov’s surgical methods.

  • Tri-City Medical Center - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric Orthopedist
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric Orthopedist
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric Orthopedist
  • SHARP - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric Orthopedist
  • Paradise valley Hospital - Harish S. Hosalkar, MD - Adult & Pediatric Orthopedist
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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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