Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40--43

Management of knee ankylosis using ilizarov device


Roy T Efetoboh Enemudo 
 Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Delta State, Nigeria

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Dr. Roy T Efetoboh Enemudo
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Delta State
Nigeria

Knee ankylosis is a common complication of knee trauma and infection that poses a serious challenge to orthopaedic surgeons regularly in their practice. This study highlights the success of the use of Ilizarov device in the management of fibrous ankylosis of the knee. A 37-year-old nurse with a fibrous ankylosed knee that had a range of movement (ROM) of 0°–40° was successfully treated with Ilizarov device, indomethacin (analgesics) and physiotherapy. Her ROM of the affected right knee improved to 0°–140° and after a follow-up period became 0°–90°. She was very happy with the outcome. There was no associated knee pains afterwards. Ilizarov device, together with adequate analgesia and physiotherapy, can successfully treat knee ankylosis.


How to cite this article:
Efetoboh Enemudo RT. Management of knee ankylosis using ilizarov device.Niger J Orthop Trauma 2018;17:40-43


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Efetoboh Enemudo RT. Management of knee ankylosis using ilizarov device. Niger J Orthop Trauma [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 15 ];17:40-43
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