Comparison of Anterior and Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Grafts in Terms of Harvest-Site Morbidity and Functional Outcomes

  title={Comparison of Anterior and Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Grafts in Terms of Harvest-Site Morbidity and Functional Outcomes},
  author={Elke R. Ahlmann and Michael J. Patzakis and Nikolaos T Roidis and Lane E. Shepherd and Paul D. Holtom},
  journal={The Journal of Bone \& Joint Surgery},
Background : Previous studies have demonstrated high complication rates after harvest of iliac crest bone grafts. This study was undertaken to compare the morbidity related to the harvest of anterior iliac crest bone graft with that related to the harvest of posterior iliac crest bone graft and to determine differences in functional outcome. Methods : The medical records of eighty-eight consecutive patients who had undergone a total of 108 iliac crest bone-grafting procedures for the treatment… 

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