Morbidity at bone graft donor sites.

@article{Younger1989MorbidityAB,
  title={Morbidity at bone graft donor sites.},
  author={E M Younger and Michael William Chapman},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1989},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          192-5
        }
}
A review of the medical records of 239 patients with 243 autogenous bone grafts was undertaken to document the morbidity at the donor sites. The overall major complication rate was 8.6%. Major complications included infection (2.5%), prolonged wound drainage (0.8%), large hematomas (3.3%), reoperation (3.8%), pain greater than 6 months (2.5%), sensory loss (1.2%), and unsightly scars. Minor complications (20.6%) included superficial infection, minor wound problems, temporary sensory loss, and… 

Complications Associated With Anterior Iliac Bone Grafting for the Reconstruction of Dentoalveolar Defects.

Reconstruction of atrophic jaws can be achieved successfully with iliac bone grafting, however, there are possible donor- and recipient-site complications that have to be taken into consideration.

Donor site morbidity after microvascular fibula transfer

There is significant early and late donor site morbidity, which should be considered when opting for a fibula graft, which was concluded in 42 mostly oncologic patients after an average follow-up interval of 34 months.

The Efficacy of Synthetic Bone Graft Substitutes

Evidence suggests that synthetic bone graft substitutes, including STRUCSURETM CP, may support improved fracture reduction outcomes, reduced pain, and improved postoperative patient function.

Bone Graft Harvest from the Proximal Tibia in Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis Surgery

The proximal tibia is a suitable and safe site for bone graft harvest for foot and ankle surgery and there is no need for additional restrictions in weightbearing after this procedure.

Iliac crest donor site morbidity in foot and ankle surgery.

  • S. D. SchulhoferL. Oloff
  • Medicine
    The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • 1997

Surgical harvesting of bone graft from the ilium: point of view.

A comprehensive literature synthesis of the incidence and severity of complications reported to be associated with this commonly practiced procedure is provided.

Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Graft: Complications and Functional Assessment

The mean Sickness Impact Profile score for patients completing questionnaires was nine, suggesting most patients were functioning well 2 years postoperatively, and the morbidity of iliac crest grafting remains substantial.

Bone Graft Harvest Using a New Intramedullary System

Using an intramedullary system to harvest autogenous bone graft from the long bones is safe provided a meticulous technique is used, and the IM group reported lower pain scores than the ICBG group during all postoperative periods.

A New Modified Technique for Harvest of Calcaneal Bone Grafts in Surgery on the Foot and Ankle *

Compared with more extensive bone-grafting procedures, this procedure offers the advantages of bone harvested under local anesthesia using a readily accessible ipsilateral extremity and producing minor complications.
...