Juanito S. Javier, MD, FPOA

Philippines

Lecture Topic: Ilizarov & The Evolution of Limb Reconstruction

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Dr. Juanito S. Javier is an Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines. He is the present Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, UP-PGH. He is the founding president of ASAMI Philippines and a past president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of the Philippines. He practices Ilizarov Surgery and Pediatric Orthopaedics.


Lecture: Local Innovations and Adaptations of the Ilizarov Method

Lecture Abstract:

Ilizarov circular frame is modular, very flexible and is amenable to adaptations and modifications. In the 26 years since we first used the Ilizarov Method, we’ve faced clinical problems that spurred us to innovate. These ranged widely from modifying the holes in the rings to novel applications of the rings. There too are innovations we as suggested by our patients.