Fibula-pro-tibia transfer with external fixator after tibia fracture with extensive bone defect: a case report

XIX CONGRESSO NAZIONALE S.I.C.O.O.P. SOCIETA' ITALIANA CHIRURGHI ORTOPEDICI DELL'OSPEDALITA' PRIVATA ACCREDITATA

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Abstract

A 27-year-old girl suffered a tibial fracture with an extensive bone defect due to a major trauma. At first, she was treated with a plate with the purpose to obtain a fibula-pro-tibia transfer, without any improvement. At one-year-follow up, a non-union due to mechanical hardware failure was shown by x-ray. Thus, a second surgery was performed: the ipsilateral fibula was tightly wedged between the preserved proximal and distal third of tibia with an external fixator. We report a follow up of 1 year after the reconstruction that allowed a good bone healing and a remodeling with also further ossification of the periosteal sheath of the fibula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Volume33
Issue number2 suppl.1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2019

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Keywords

  • bone defect
  • case report
  • external fixator
  • fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cancer Research

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XIX CONGRESSO NAZIONALE S.I.C.O.O.P. SOCIETA' ITALIANA CHIRURGHI ORTOPEDICI DELL'OSPEDALITA' PRIVATA ACCREDITATA (2019). Fibula-pro-tibia transfer with external fixator after tibia fracture with extensive bone defect: a case report. Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents, 33(2 suppl.1), 97-101.