Prophylactic bypass grafting and long-term bracing in the management of anterolateral bowing of the tibia and neurofibromatosis-1.

@article{Ofluolu2008ProphylacticBG,
  title={Prophylactic bypass grafting and long-term bracing in the management of anterolateral bowing of the tibia and neurofibromatosis-1.},
  author={Onder Ofluoğlu and Richard S. Davidson and John Paul Dormans},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={2126-34}
}
BACKGROUND Congenital anterolateral bowing of the tibia is a pre-pseudarthrosis stage of congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia and is associated with a substantial risk of fracture and pseudarthrosis. We evaluated the results of prophylactic bypass grafting performed in combination with bracing to prevent fracture and pseudarthrosis. METHODS This retrospective series included ten patients with pre-pseudarthrosis of the tibia treated, between 1991 and 2002, with prophylactic bypass grafting… CONTINUE READING