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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2016;25(2):65-68.
Published online November 30, 2016.
Acute Shortening and Delayed Lengthening in Management of Lower Leg Amputation: A Case Report
Seung Hoon Kang, Sung Won Jung, Jin Woo Jin, Dong Hee Kim, Sung Jin Shin<sup><xref ref-type="corresp" rid="cor1">*</xref></sup>, Min Jeong, and Yil Ju Eho
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea.
Received: 19 May 2016   • Revised: 12 July 2016   • Accepted: 14 July 2016

Acute bone shortening and delayed lengthening by Ilizarov surgery have been used to treat a wide range of soft tissue injuries including open fracture, osteomyelitis of the tibia and lower leg amputation. It has advantages such as bone lengthening as well as minimizing the loss of damaged tissues via tissue expansion. Here, we report a case of 52-year-old male with satisfactory results through acute bone shortening, replantation, and gradual bone lengthening after complete amputation of the ankle with related literature reviews.

Key Words: Bone lengthening, Amputation, Ilizarov surgery

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