Dr Milind Chaudhary and the Centre for Ilizarov Techniques have the distinction of the longest continuous service in the fields of Limb lengthening & Deformity Correction in India; since 1989.
Not only are the Ilizarov techniques practised to perfection, modern techniques of limb lengthening using Taylor’s Spatial Frame fixator( TSF), Lengthening Over Nails(LON), Fixator Asssited Nailing & Plating ( FAN & FAP) as well as fully implantable nails are used here to tailor the treatment for the individual patients needs.
With the largest experience in Limb Lengthening in India, we have evolved successful strategies to ensure treatment with less pain, more consistent results with the least possible complications.We have treated the entire range of conditions which need limb lengthening: Congenital(Birth defects), Post-trauma, Post Osteomyelitis, following metabolic conditions like Rickets, for Dwarfism caused by Achondroplasia and other rate conditions. We also have a very small program that selectively accepts a few patients for Cosmetic Lengthening for increase of height in normal young people. Careful attention is given to comfort during treatment, to Joint function and the patients’ persona as a whole.
We have evolved newer techniques for Computerized planning & software simulation for accurate deformity correction. We have corrected all kinds of deformities in every bone from age 6 months to 75 years.
A major part of our work involves Joint Preserving Surgeries. We have the largest experience in India in performing Knee Joint preserving surgery known as High Tibial Osteotomy. We use not only the Ilizarov fixator but also the latest technologies like the Tomofix system from Switzerland and Fixator Assisted Plating techniques to avoid the need for Joint Replacement and yet give pain relief and good function for 15+ years.
Hip Joint Preserving surgeries have been done using the ilizarov hip reconstruction operation (in which we have the most experience in India) as well as the newer Safe Surgical Dislocation methods with osteochondroplasty , rim-trim and femoral/acetabular osteotomies for FemoroAcetabular Impingement.
We are a Center of Excellence for teaching the Taylor Spatial Frame Fixator in India and have trained many surgeons since late 2015 at training sessions in our center at Akola as well as conducted training programs and workshops all over India.
Deformities as small as 7° have also been corrected with great accuracy; something most Orthopaedic surgeons would shy away from, as even a 1° error means a 15% error!
It is recognized as a referral center for difficult Ilizarov & Limb reconstruction problems and leading Orthopaedic Surgeons in India refer their problem cases here. Failed Ilizarov cases done elsewhere (in India or anywhere else in the world) are rectified here.