The transfibular approach for distal tibial osteochondroma: an alternative technique for excision.

@article{Gupte2003TheTA,
  title={The transfibular approach for distal tibial osteochondroma: an alternative technique for excision.},
  author={Chinmay Gupte and Ranan Dasgupta and Michael C Beverly},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={95-8}
}
Surgical excision of osteochondromata occurring at the lateral aspect of the distal tibia is hampered by the difficult access to this area. Current techniques use an anterior approach, but this makes access to the posterior aspect of the tibia difficult. The authors report on 2 cases in which removal, and subsequent replacement of distal fibula and fixation with a semitubular plate, allowed complete excision of a distal tibial osteochondroma and satisfactory outcomes. This procedure provides an… CONTINUE READING