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Paley Dror MD FRCSC
Techniques in Orthopaedics: December 1990
Basic Ilizarov Techniques: PDF Only

The classic corticotomy is a percutaneous, subperiosteal cortical osteotomy. There are several factors that influence the type of osteotomy performed such as, the configuration of the osteotomy, the extent of surgical exposure used to create it, and the energy used to transect the bone.

This article will discuss the steps used to perform three techniques and then give an historical review of procedural terminology.

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