Advances in Limb Reconstruction Surgery

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 8 | Issue 2 |  Jul-Dec 2023 | page: 69-71 | Ajit Chalak, Schine Kale, Ashok Ghodke


Authors: Ajit Chalak [1], Schine Kale [2], Ashok Ghodke [3]

[1] Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr D Y Patil Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,
[2] Department Of Orthopaedics, Dr DY Patil Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India,
[3] Department of Orthopaedics, MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ajit Chalak,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellowship in Limb Reconstruction and Ilizarov Surgery, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Limb reconstruction surgery has witnessed remarkable advancements in recent years. The hexapods have revolutionized limb reconstruction surgery, offering patients reduced postoperative discomfort, accelerated recovery times, and a quicker return to functional independence. This article aims to delve into the current aspects of limb reconstruction surgery, exploring the strategies employed in addressing these complex issues.
Keywords: Limb reconstruction, Stimulan, Hexapod, ALFA Fixator


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How to Cite this article: Chalak A. Advances in Limb Reconstruction Surgery. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics 2023;8(2):69-71.

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