Vascularized epiphyseal transplant.

  title={Vascularized epiphyseal transplant.},
  author={Marco Innocenti and Luca Delcroix and Gianmaria Federico Romano and Rodolfo Capanna},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={95-101, vii}
In skeletally immature patients, the transfer of vascularized epiphysis along with a variable amount of adjoining diaphysis may provide the potential for growth of such a graft, preventing future limb length discrepancy. This article describes the authors' experience with the vascularized transfer of the proximal fibular epiphysis in the reconstruction of large bone defects including the epiphysis in a series of 27 patients ranging in age from 2 to 11 years. The follow-up, ranging from 2 to 14… CONTINUE READING