The results of vascularized-free fibular grafts in complex spinal reconstruction.

@article{Ackerman2011TheRO,
  title={The results of vascularized-free fibular grafts in complex spinal reconstruction.},
  author={Duncan B Ackerman and Peter S. Rose and Steven Lawrence Moran and Mark B. Dekutoski and Allen T. Bishop and Alexander Y. Shin},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={170-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To determine outcomes after anterior or posterior placement of vascularized-free fibular grafts in complex spinal reconstruction for tumor resection and osteomyelitis and to evaluate the results with respect to bony fusion, time to union, and complications. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Biological reconstruction of segmental defects of the spinal column may be required when multiple vertebrae are resected for tumor or infection. Published series to… CONTINUE READING