Vascularized bone transfer for tibial pseudarthrosis. Part I: Vascularized fibula transplantation. A report of 4 cases in the treatment of traumatic bone defects of the tibia.

Abstract

The limited experience of reconstruction of four cases of large tibial defects with free vascularized fibular grafts is presented. Healing occurred in three of the four patients, and one developed a distal pseudarthrosis. One graft fractured twice but healed with a hypertrophic callus. 

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@article{Smet1992VascularizedBT, title={Vascularized bone transfer for tibial pseudarthrosis. Part I: Vascularized fibula transplantation. A report of 4 cases in the treatment of traumatic bone defects of the tibia.}, author={L. C. P. M. de Smet and Raoul Van Damme and Priscilla Matton and R. Verdonk and Hugues Claessens}, journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica}, year={1992}, volume={58 Suppl 1}, pages={199-203} }