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The Two-Stage Ipsilateral Fibular Transfer for Tibial Defect Following Tumour Excision

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  • Medicine


Method. We performed a two-stage vascularized ipsilateral fibular graft transfer for segmental tibial defect following excision of malignant bone tumours.Results. We report 10 patients who had this procedure with an average follow-up of 116 months.The graft was transposed medialy on its vascular pedicle by two-stage surgery. Full weight bearing was achieved in six patients at 8–43 months postoperatively, but every patient had a significant complication.Discussion. The use of this method in isolation is not recommended for reconstruction of the tibia following tumour excision.

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