Hemicallotasis is a procedure where the bone (usually upper tibia) is cut through half its width and then the two parts are slowly pulled apart using an external fixator frame. This stimulates new bone to fill the gap, which can be angled to change the forces going through it, usually to avoid pressure on a surface damaged by arthritis. (www.kneeguru.co.uk).
This manual is a step by step guide to the process of Hemicallotasis. Beginning with an introduction to the procedure, the following chapters discuss preoperative planning, fixator application and postoperative protocols.
A DVD is included illustrating the parts of the fixator and the application technique. An audio-visual presentation has also been included to assist practitioners in helping osteoarthritis patients understand their condition and the hemicallotasis procedure.
- Concise, step by step guide to hemicallotasis
- Includes DVD demonstrating parts of fixator and application technique
- Audio-visual presentation to help practitioners explain procedure to patients included
- Colour and radiological photographs help explain each step of the technique
- Final chapter summarises surgical steps, protocols and key points
Table of Contents
- Preoperative Planning
- Description of Fixator
- Technique of Fixator Application
- Postoperative Protocols
- Summary and Important Points
Ajit Kumar Mehta MBBS D(Ortho)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Centre, Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai, India
Mangal Parihar MBBS MS (Ortho) Honorary Associate Professor, Sir JJ Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Centre for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction (CLLR), Mangal Anand Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai, India