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.

Masquelet technique for the treatment of a severe acute tibial bone loss

RONGA, MARIO;FERRARO, SERGIO;FAGETTI, ALESSANDRO;CHERUBINO, MARIO;VALDATTA, LUIGI;CHERUBINO, PAOLO
2014

Abstract

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.
Open fracture; Bone defect; Masquelet technique; Induced membrane; Bone reconstruction
Ronga, Mario; Ferraro, Sergio; Fagetti, Alessandro; Cherubino, Mario; Valdatta, Luigi; Cherubino, Paolo
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