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World J Orthop. Jan 18, 2017; 8(1): 42-48
Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.42
Unhappy triad in limb reconstruction: Management by Ilizarov method
Barakat Sayed El-Alfy
Barakat Sayed El-Alfy, Orthopedic Department, Mansoura University Hospital, Mansoura City 35516, Egypt
Author contributions: El-Alfy BS performed the surgery in all cases, designed the study and wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the ethical committee in our institution.
Informed consent statement: All patients gave their informed consent before being included in the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The author has no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No available data sharing.
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Correspondence to: Barakat Sayed El-Alfy, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Department, Mansoura University Hospital, Elgomhorya Street, Mansoura City 35516, Egypt.
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Received: April 25, 2016
Peer-review started: April 26, 2016
First decision: July 5, 2016
Revised: August 8, 2016
Accepted: August 27, 2016
Article in press: August 29, 2016
Published online: January 18, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Bone and soft tissue loss represent a true challenge for both the orthopedic and plastic surgeons. The presence of bone and soft tissue infection further complicates limb reconstruction. In this study a series of 28 patients with severe lower limb trauma were managed by the Ilizarov method without the need for major plastic surgery. The results were encouraging.