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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2020, Volume 6 Issue 2

Interests of Ilizarov technique in limb salvage for 3 weeks old open tibia fibula fracture in low-income country: A case reports

Author(s): Ayouba Gamal, Amouzou Komla Sena, Bakriga Batarabadja, Towoezim Tcha Hodabalo and Walla Atchi
Abstract: We aimed to report outcome of a limb salvage of 3 weeks open infected tibia fibula fracture treated by Ilizarov external fixator (IEF). A male 42-year-old male, had sustained a motorcycle accident leading to a midshaft open type IIIB comminuted tibia fibula fracture. In face of poor prognosis, after 10 days, due to inadequate wound care, the orthopedic team made a decision to amputate the leg. In the context of lack of means, the patient has been transferred to a community hospital at Kpalime, town located at 120km from Togo’s capital in other to be managed by a team of trip missionary. After three procedures and intensives wound care associated to appropriate antibiotic, the consolidation was achieved at 6 months. A year follow up showed healing without infection. Patient walked with a limp and no cane. A combination of a stronger immune system, proper external fixation with adequate compression and thorough wound care treatments allowed this patient to keep his leg and perform daily activities.
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How to cite this article:
Ayouba Gamal, Amouzou Komla Sena, Bakriga Batarabadja, Towoezim Tcha Hodabalo and Walla Atchi. Interests of Ilizarov technique in limb salvage for 3 weeks old open tibia fibula fracture in low-income country: A case reports. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2020; 6(2): 86-88. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2020.v6.i2b.2020
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences