Egyptian Orthopedist for limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeon , Egypt
Title: A case presentation of lengthening of short amputated foot stump.
The trauma after vascular disease is the most common indication for amputation in patients under the age of fifty. Amputations due to traumatic lacerations have a number of unique characteristics not found in vascular disease. The remaining stump often has an excellent blood supply and the patient is usually young and in good general condition and is expected to regain a high level of function. The use of prothesis has many complications, irritation and skin Issues, general fatigue, reduced mobility, poor balance, instability, or a fear of falling, current prosthetic not meeting your needs, back pain and intact limb pain. The Ilizarov method is a reliable method for the lengthening foot stump. The technique of distraction osteogenesis can also be used to improve the quality of life of patients with short foot amputation stumps by giving them a better mechanical stump that is more effective than prosthetic use, and for the function of the adjacent joint.