The tibial bayonet method of wound closure

  title={The tibial bayonet method of wound closure},
  author={Peter O'Farrell and Annette-Christi Barnard and Franz F Birkholtz},
  booktitle={Strategies in trauma and limb reconstruction},
Management of open lower limb fractures with soft tissue defects can be a technically challenging orthopaedic problem. Limited availability of orthoplastic services means that alternatives to the fix and flap concept are required in order to prevent infected non-unions from developing. The proposed 'bayonet apposition' allows the surgeon to temporarily shorten the limb without angulating the limb or creating a bone defect and removing viable bone. The viable bone edges are overlapped in a… CONTINUE READING

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