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Table 2 Paley criteria

From: Deformity correction and extremity lengthening in the lower leg: comparison of clinical outcomes with two external surgical procedures

Parameter TSF IRF Total
Problems Obstacles Complications Problems Obstacles Complications
Muscle contraction 1 5 0 0 2 0 8
Joint dislocation 0 2 0 0 1 0 3
Axial deviation 0 7 0 7 2 1 17
Neurological deficit 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Vascular complications 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Premature consolidation 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Delayed consolidation 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
Pin problems 3 1 1 8 2 0 15
Repeat fracture 0 2 1 0 3 1 7
Joint stiffness 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Other 0 2 1 0 2 1 6
Total 5 26 3 16 13 3 66
  1. IRF Ilizarov ring fixator, TSF Taylor Spatial Frame