Comparison of a modified minimally invasive with an open technique following harvesting of cancellous iliac bone

Comparison of a modified minimally invasive with an open technique following harvesting of... The open technique for obtaining cancellous iliac bone is often used for the repair of the cleft defects of the alveolus. However, recently a number of authors have stated that the morbidity and long-term cosmesis are unacceptable. The results of a long-term retrospective study of the donor sites in 47 patients who underwent the open technique are discussed. No major long term morbidity was found but a number of minor, troublesome symptoms were revealed in 36% including, itching, discomfort, hypertrophic scars and anaesthesia. The scar was considered unacceptable with a mean of 60 mm length and 4 mm wide. A minimally invasive technique is described that produces an adequate volume of milled bone, between 1.5 mls and 4 mls, (equivalent to 3–8 mls of unmilled bone). Discomfort was minimal postoperatively, and both gait and scar showed a highly favourable outcome. This unit is no longer employing the open technique for cancellous iliac bone removal. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Comparison of a modified minimally invasive with an open technique following harvesting of cancellous iliac bone

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2005 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-005-0757-8
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Abstract

The open technique for obtaining cancellous iliac bone is often used for the repair of the cleft defects of the alveolus. However, recently a number of authors have stated that the morbidity and long-term cosmesis are unacceptable. The results of a long-term retrospective study of the donor sites in 47 patients who underwent the open technique are discussed. No major long term morbidity was found but a number of minor, troublesome symptoms were revealed in 36% including, itching, discomfort, hypertrophic scars and anaesthesia. The scar was considered unacceptable with a mean of 60 mm length and 4 mm wide. A minimally invasive technique is described that produces an adequate volume of milled bone, between 1.5 mls and 4 mls, (equivalent to 3–8 mls of unmilled bone). Discomfort was minimal postoperatively, and both gait and scar showed a highly favourable outcome. This unit is no longer employing the open technique for cancellous iliac bone removal.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2005

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