Lumbosacral reconstruction for intractable pyogenic spondylitis using a total leg flap with a vascularized tibia graft.

@article{Iwakiri2008LumbosacralRF,
  title={Lumbosacral reconstruction for intractable pyogenic spondylitis using a total leg flap with a vascularized tibia graft.},
  author={Kentaro Iwakiri and Akira Miyauchi and Shin'ya Okuda and Ken Matsuda and Tomio Yamamoto and Motoki Iwasaki},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={468-72}
}
This report describes an effective technique of using a total leg flap for treating a 57-year-old male paraplegic patient with intractable sacral pyogenic spondylitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Spondylitis was accompanied by severe instability of the lumbosacral area, a large lumbosacral ulcer, and a large bone and muscle defect… CONTINUE READING