Your well-being

Although you will have a great deal of support available during the process, you are your own strongest support system. Your most important job is to take care of yourself. Wearing an external fixator can be stressful. Keep these factors in mind while you're going through the process:

1Haines, Dale (Slim). The ILIZAROVTM & External Fixator Wearer's Support Group. Clothing modifications, 1-2. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise, 1-2. Footwear, 1. ILIZAROV hints, tips and advice, 2, 4, 7.