Donor-site morbidity with use of vascularized autogenous fibular grafts.

@article{Vail1996DonorsiteMW,
  title={Donor-site morbidity with use of vascularized autogenous fibular grafts.},
  author={Thomas Parker Vail and James R. Urbaniak},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1996},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={
          204-11
        }
}
One hundred and ninety-eight consecutive patients (247 vascularized fibular grafts) were studied to determine the prevalence of morbidity at the donor site after the grafts had been obtained. Objective motor weakness, subjective discomfort in the ankle and other sites in the leg, and sensory abnormalities in the lower limb (or limbs) from which the graft had been obtained were recorded. The average duration of follow-up was forty-seven months (range, twenty-four to 144 months). Kaplan-Meier… CONTINUE READING
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