Title: Comparison of vascularised iliac crest and vascularised fibula transfer for reconstruction of segmental and partial bone defects in long bones of the lower extremity
Authors: Hierner, Robert ×
Wood, MB #
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Wiley-liss
Series Title: Microsurgery vol:16 issue:12 pages:818-826
Abstract: The results and complications of lower extremity bone reconstruction using microvascular fibula transfer were retrospectively compared with reconstruction using microvascular iliac crest transfer, Seventeen patients matched as much as possible in regard to location of defect (femur, tibia, ankle) and aetiology (traumatic defect, osteomyelitis) were studied in each group. Data collected included number of prior operative procedures, length of bony defect, presence or absence of associated soft tissue loss, the final clinical and radiographic result, technique of bone immobilisation and duration to union, complications including patency of microvascular anastomoses (if known) and nature and number of additional operative procedures. The outcome of this study suggests that, for reconstruction of the femur or tibia bridging a defect greater than 10 cms, fibula transfer yielded a satisfactory outcome. For defects less than 10 cms resulting from debridement for osteomyelitis, iliac crest transfer yielded a more favourable result. Moreover, the iliac crest appeared to be more optimal than the fibula for reconstruction about the ankle regardless of aetiology. (C) 1996 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
ISSN: 0738-1085
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plastic, Reconstructive and Estetic Surgery Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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