Vascularised bone grafts in the treatment of long bone defects (Journal article)

Xenakis, T. H./ Malizos, K. N./ Beris, A. E./ Vekris, M./ Georgoulis, A. D./ Soucacos, P. N.

Reconstruction of large bony defects of long bones was performed using vascularised fibular grafts in four patients at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Ioannina Medical School. Indications for grafting procedures in this small series had been the loss of bone due to the extensive resection of avascular and necrotic bone from septic pseudoarthrosis in three patients and congenital pseudarthrosis secondary to neurofibromatosis in a child. Primary skeletal union with graft hypertrophy occurred in three of the patients. The fourth patient had an asymptomatic nonunion at the proximal end of the graft. The result in each patient was the presence of a well-aligned limb that had normal or nearly normal motion and acceptable length.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Adult,Bone Transplantation/*methods,Child, Preschool,Female,Femoral Fractures/surgery,Fibula/*transplantation,Humans,Male,Neurofibromatoses/complications,Pseudarthrosis/congenital/microbiology/*surgery,Radius Fractures/surgery,Tibial Fractures/surgery,Ulna Fractures/surgery,Wound Infection/surgery
ISSN: 0738-1085
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