International Center for limb Lengthening and reconstruction, Cairo
Dr Ibrahim Abuomira is an Lecturer of of orthopedic, Alazhar University,Egypt. He is a consultant in Deformity correction and limb lengthening, Pediatric Orthopedic surgery, got his M.D. from Institute cliinico humanitus, Milano University, Italy at 2007-2010. And he got his PH.D. at Al-Azhar University at 2011. Member of Egypt ASAMI, Member of international ASAMI,Member of American Academy for CP
Poliomyelitis first occurred nearly 6000 years ago in the time of the ancient Egyptian. Poliomyelitis is still a common condition in developing countries. Immunization has decreased the number of new patients, but still there are many patients (old polio patient). With skeletal growth, fixed soft tissue and deformities develop in the foot in poliomyelitis. Conventional operative treatment of this deformity involves corrective osteotomies, arthrodesis, extensive tissue release and tendon transfers, may result in neurovascular injury and soft tissue problems. Leg shortening and complex foot deformity are common in patients with deformity after poliomyelitis. This study aims to find out the special technique for deformity correction of the foot for restore plantigrade foot and improve ambulation. The Ilizarov method of gentle, gradual correction of this deformity has become a treatment option for poliomyelitis foot deformity. This method is considered to be safe than traditional methods of the treatment.