Dr. Brinker has performed more than 1,000 Ilizarov surgeries

Dr. Brinker has treated more than 1,200 fracture nonunions

Dr. Brinker has corrected more than 400 skeletal deformities

Dr. Brinker has treated more than 250 cases with bone infection


Certain types of nonunions respond well to distraction.

Slow gradual distraction of bone segments is generally applied at the rate of ½ to ¾ millimeter per day by moving the rings progressively apart (by distracting the ring connectors)

Although it may seem counter intuitive, the mechanical force transmitted during the process of distraction (pulling the bone segments apart) results in improved local vascularity and rapid healing in certain types of nonunions.



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