The use of massive bone allograft with intramedullary free fibular flap for limb salvage in a pediatric and adolescent population.

@article{Moran2006TheUO,
  title={The use of massive bone allograft with intramedullary free fibular flap for limb salvage in a pediatric and adolescent population.},
  author={Steven Lawrence Moran and Alex Y Shin and Allen T. Bishop},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={413-9}
}
BACKGROUND Long segmental bony defects after tumor extirpation can pose difficult problems for the reconstructive surgeon. Capanna and colleagues have described a technique that places a free fibular flap within the intramedullary canal of an allograft for reconstruction of large intercalary bony defects. This article describes the authors' long-term follow-up with this technique for the treatment of large segmental bone defects in a pediatric population. METHODS Over a 6-year period, seven… CONTINUE READING

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