*Corresponding author:VA Schurov, Federal State Budgetary Institution Russian Research Center “Restorative Traumatology and Orthopedics” named after GA Ilizarov, Russia
Received:October 10, 2018; Published: October 17, 2018
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A strain gauge device has been developed that allows determining the change in the distance between the spokes of an external fixation device emerging from opposing bone fragments when the axial load on the injured limb is gradually increased in steps of 10 kgf (Figure 1). At the same time, the control of stiffness of fixation of fragments can be carried out throughout the period of fixation of bone fragments. Strain gauge and clamp to determine changes in the distance between the spokes of the Ilizarov apparatus. Surveyed 2 groups of patients with closed diaphyseal fractures of the bones of the leg, treated according to the method of AI Ilizarov. Patients of the 1st group (156 patients aged from 17 to 63 years old were treated in the hospital of the clinic.