Donor site morbidity following resection of the fibula.

  title={Donor site morbidity following resection of the fibula.},
  author={E H Lee and J. C. H. Goh and Robert L. Helm and Robert Wan-Heng Pho},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={72 1},
Ten adults were studied two to seven years after resection of a fibula for use as a free vascularised bone graft. Six had no symptoms in the donor leg, four had some aching, weakness or paraesthesia and three had definite weakness of the long toe flexors and extensors. All knees and ankles were clinically and radiologically stable, but the distal fibular remnant was osteoporotic in nine patients. Gait analysis of the donor leg and the contralateral normal leg showed definite differences, which… CONTINUE READING

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