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Ilizarov: the art of bone making

In 1952 Gavriil Ilizarov, a Soviet surgeon unknown to anybody, presented a revolutionary device—an external fixator for bone fractures. His invention provided the best conditions for bone knitting. It was clear that Ilizarov’s method had a good chance of success, but his path to recognition and worldwide fame was long and difficult. Today Ilizarov’s invention is known and recognized everywhere. A special medical centre was built in Kurgan, in the USA Ilizarov’s daughter followed his work. Find out more about Ilizarov’s method on RT.