Purpose Recently we modified the Masquelet technique by otic cement-coated locking plate is a viable fixation method in using an antibiotic cement-coated locking plate as a temporary the first stage of Masquelet technique for the management of internal fixator when treating septic bone defects. This modi- large femoral osteomyelitis defects. It may offer a better fication is in order to prevent the complications related to chance of infection eradication as well as improved recovery external fixator use and provides the involved limb with a of joint function without increasing the infection recurrence greater stability to undergo earlier and more vigorous physical rate and without compromising bone graft union. therapy for recovery of joint function. The purpose of this . . study was to assess the outcomes of large femoral osteomye- Keywords Antibiotic cement-coated plate Femoral defects litis defects managed by Masquelet technique combined with Masquelet technique Osteomyelitis defects the antibiotic cement-coated locking plate used as a temporary internal fixator. Methods Between November 2013 to November 2014, 13 Introduction cases of large femoral osteomyelitis defects were treated by Masquelet technique and the antibiotic cement-coated locking Treatment of large septic bone defects resulted by debridement plate was used as a temporary
International Orthopaedics – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 13, 2016
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