Similar hypertrophy of a vascularized iliac crest and fibula bone graft for a tibial defect one decade later

Similar hypertrophy of a vascularized iliac crest and fibula bone graft for a tibial defect one... Twenty years ago, priorities for vascularized bone grafts for segmental tibial defects were still ambiguous; and a battle for supremacy arose between the fibula and iliac crest as the donor site of choice. The fibula has since proved to be more versatile for larger defects, and this strong cortical bone has often been observed to undergo rapid hypertrophy in response to mechanical stresses. The long-term fate of vascularized iliac bone grafts (VIBG) is less well known, as this donor site is not commonly used today in this role. Thus, an unexpected return by our last patient with a VIBG more than a decade ago surprised us by his excellent result where unanticipated graft hypertrophy and remodeling approximated the appearance of the original tibia. When compared to a fibula bone graft performed at the same time, a similar long-term outcome was observed, suggesting that the iliac crest as a donor site for tibial defects may be more useful than heretofore appreciated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Similar hypertrophy of a vascularized iliac crest and fibula bone graft for a tibial defect one decade later

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/similar-hypertrophy-of-a-vascularized-iliac-crest-and-fibula-bone-M5wjfoahjb
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050234
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Twenty years ago, priorities for vascularized bone grafts for segmental tibial defects were still ambiguous; and a battle for supremacy arose between the fibula and iliac crest as the donor site of choice. The fibula has since proved to be more versatile for larger defects, and this strong cortical bone has often been observed to undergo rapid hypertrophy in response to mechanical stresses. The long-term fate of vascularized iliac bone grafts (VIBG) is less well known, as this donor site is not commonly used today in this role. Thus, an unexpected return by our last patient with a VIBG more than a decade ago surprised us by his excellent result where unanticipated graft hypertrophy and remodeling approximated the appearance of the original tibia. When compared to a fibula bone graft performed at the same time, a similar long-term outcome was observed, suggesting that the iliac crest as a donor site for tibial defects may be more useful than heretofore appreciated.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 14, 2000

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off