One-stage reconstruction of composite bone and soft-tissue defects in traumatic lower extremities.

@article{Yazar2004OnestageRO,
  title={One-stage reconstruction of composite bone and soft-tissue defects in traumatic lower extremities.},
  author={Sukru Yazar and Chih-hung Lin and Fu-chan Wei},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={114 6},
  pages={1457-66}
}
Management of bone loss that occurs after severe trauma of open lower extremity fractures continues to challenge reconstructive surgeons. Sixty-one patients who had 62 traumatic open lower extremity fractures and combined bone and composite soft-tissue defects were treated with the following protocol: extensive debridement of necrotic tissues, eradication of infection, and vascularization of osteocutaneous tissue for one-stage bone and soft-tissue coverage reconstruction. The mechanism of… CONTINUE READING