Acute shortening and re-lengthening in the management of bone and soft-tissue loss in complicated fractures of the tibia.

Abstract

We have managed 21 patients with a fracture of the tibia complicated by bone and soft-tissue loss as a result of an open fracture in 10, or following debridement of an infected nonunion in 11, by resection of all the devitalised tissues, acute limb shortening to close the defect, application of an external fixator and metaphyseal osteotomy for re… (More)

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