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Table 5 Difficulties related to the bone transport procedure

From: Complications of bone transport technique using the Ilizarov method in the lower extremity: a retrospective analysis of 282 consecutive cases over 10 years

 Single level groupDouble level groupTotal
FemurTibiaFemurTibia
Problem411031431189
Obstacle47641837166
Complication682612354406
Problem: A potential expected difficulty that arises during the distraction or fixation period that is fully resolved by the end of the treatment period by nonoperative means.
Obstacle: A potential expected difficulty that arises during the distraction or fixation period that is fully resolved by the end of the treatment period by operative means.
Complication: Any local or systemic intraoperative or perioperative complication, a difficulty during distraction or fixation that remains unresolved at the end of the treatment period, and any early or late posttreatment difficulty.