Vascularized bone transfer.

  title={Vascularized bone transfer.},
  author={Chung Soo Han and Michael B. Wood and Allen T. Bishop and William P. Cooney},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={74 10},
We evaluated the results of reconstruction of a skeletal defect with use of a vascularized bone graft from the iliac crest or fibula in 160 patients who had been managed consecutively between 1979 and 1989. The indications for the procedure were a skeletal defect including non-union, resulting from resection of a tumor; traumatic bone loss; osteomyelitis; or a congenital anomaly. The average duration of follow-up was forty-two months (range, twelve to 112 months). For the entire series, the… CONTINUE READING


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