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  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 1: Staged configuration of the Spring technique. (a) An anatomical or mechanical axis of each bone fragment was drawn. The intersection point was set for osteotomy. Rings were applied orthogonally to the bone axis, at the center of the fragment. (b) Hexapod external fixator (HEF) was applied to the most proximal and distal rings. Ilizarov hinges were applied between the proximal and intermediate rings. (c) Distraction at the proximal level was performed using Ilizarov hinges and at the distal level using HEF. (d) After the first small distraction, a set of three springs for each interval was applied between the rings, and Ilizarov hinges were removed. (e) Gradual correction of deformity was achieved by HEF. (f) After lengthening, three rings were connected using simple Ilizarov rods with conical washers, instead of using HEF

Figure 1: Staged configuration of the Spring technique. (a) An anatomical or mechanical axis of each bone fragment was drawn. The intersection point was set for osteotomy. Rings were applied orthogonally to the bone axis, at the center of the fragment. (b) Hexapod external fixator (HEF) was applied to the most proximal and distal rings. Ilizarov hinges were applied between the proximal and intermediate rings. (c) Distraction at the proximal level was performed using Ilizarov hinges and at the distal level using HEF. (d) After the first small distraction, a set of three springs for each interval was applied between the rings, and Ilizarov hinges were removed. (e) Gradual correction of deformity was achieved by HEF. (f) After lengthening, three rings were connected using simple Ilizarov rods with conical washers, instead of using HEF