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The Rowley Bristow Unit at St. Peter’s Hospital provides a number of orthopaedic treatments including a specialised limb reconstruction and Ilizarov service.

In this section, you can find out more about the service as well as links to patient resources and other useful information.

Please note that due to the nature of this treatment, some images may involve medical or surgical procedures and may be unsuitable for certain age groups.


Ilizarov Surgery at St. Peter’s

The first Ilizarov operation done in the UK was at St Peters in 1989.

Since than, hundreds of Ilizarov operations have been carried out at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey.


Treatment of Tibial Pilon Fracture


The main indications are following severe acute trauma, in the treatment of non-union surgery, bone infection, for limb lengthening purposes and in the management of congenital bone deformities.

Of course, other methods of fracture treatment are also utilised in the management of patients who often have complex problems.

Our referral base includes our local population but we are also able to provide this service at a regional level and occasionally, at a national level.


Treatment of Tibial Pilon Fracture


Over the years, we have gained enormous experience and we continue to refine our techniques to give the best quality treatment for our patients.

We have a dedicated team of surgeons, nurses and therapy staff who not only understand about living with a frame and are extremely helpful.