The "induced membrane'' technique described by Masquelet has been used successfully for many years for posttraumatic bone defect reconstruction, non-unions and osteomyelitis. The main advantages are the two-step surgical procedure that in case of primary infection allows repeated debridement if necessary, in case of internal fixation early weight bearing with decreased malalignment risk and it has a short learning curve. A theoretical application of this procedure is the management of acute severe traumatic bone loss of the limbs despite the lack of this experience in literature. We report on a Gustilo IIIB meta-epiphyseal fracture (AO 43-C3) of the leg with a 6 cm in length bone loss that was treated with the Masquelet technique.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Masquelet technique for the treatment of a severe acute tibial bone loss|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.injury.2014.10.033|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000360121200020|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84916205490|
|Parole Chiave:||Open fracture; Bone defect; Masquelet technique; Induced membrane; Bone reconstruction|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|