Effect of the Ilizarov Bone Fixation on Gait Cycle and Its Parameters

Omyia Mahmoud Jawad, Sadiq Jaffar Hamandi, Safa Kadiam Al-Hussainy


Walking is the first manner of displacement for human and essential for daily life activities. The human gait can be analyzed from several points of view and specialization. The Ilizarov frame is an external fixation device, primarily used for the treatment of complex fractures which adversely affects the functional state of the locomotor system. The objective of this paper was to analyses the spatiotemporal parameters of gait during treatment by the Ilizarov technique.  Materials and methods:  The study consists of 6 males with lower limb injuries performed walking trials, with and without the Ilizarov frame. Gait analysis was carried out using a camera and Kinovea application. Results: walking speed (p = 0.385), stride length (p =0.325), cadence (p = 0.641), stance time of operated limb (p = 0.265), swing time of operated limb (p = 0.959), double support time of operated limb (p=0.227) respectively were all no important difference with Ilizarov and without it. The times (stance, swing, and double support) (p=0.018) for non-operated limb have significantly different with Ilizarov.


Ilizarov externa; spatiotemporal parameters; gait analysis; operated limb; non-operated limb

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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