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Limb Reconstruction & Trauma

Texas Orthopedic Hospital is able to treat some of the most challenging trauma cases and complicated reconstructions.

Under the care of highly-skilled physicians and expertly-trained surgeons within Fondren Orthopedic Group, patients with acute injuries or disabling conditions of the extremities benefit from the most advanced techniques. The surgeons are recognized as leaders in the fields of non-healing fractures, deformities, infections, and bones shortened or misshapen following injury.

It doesn’t end there, however. Comprehensive reconstruction and trauma care at Texas Orthopedic Hospital includes access to a multi-therapy, fully-licensed rehabilitation department.

One of the most successful methods for treating reconstruction and trauma to the extremities is the Ilizarov Technique, a method that utilizes circular external fixators to stabilize bony segments.

A series of rings are attached to connectors; tension wires and pins are affixed to the bone as well as the external rings. This stabilizes the entire bone, but moving the external rings allows for the precise movement of bone segments throughout the healing process. Orthopedic surgeons are able to compress, distract or lengthen portions of bone during the course of treatment.

The Ilizarov technique is used for the treatment of complex problems, including:

  • Severe and complex acute fractures
  • Fracture nonunions (failure to heal)
  • Infected nonunions
  • Segmental defects (large areas of missing bone)
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Deformities