Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

A novel biological reconstruction of tibial bone defects arising after resection of tumors

AOTT 2016; 50: -1--1
DOI: 10.3944/AOTT.2015.13.0063
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The purpose of this paper is to describe a biologic reconstruction strategy for defects after resection of malignant tibia tumors. Limb-sparing surgery was used for 4 patients with malignant tibia tumors. All patients were male, with an average age of 39.5 years (range: 34–46 years). Mean length of the resected tibia segment was 135 mm (range: 120–150 mm). The defects were primarily reconstructed with bone cement and locked plate until completion of the medical treatment of the tumor. The bone transport was made through locked plate, and the docking site was grafted at the final stage. Mean follow-up period was 49.75 months (range: 71–22 months). Mean distraction index was 1148 mm/days (range: 1130–1175 mm/days), and mean external fixation time was 167 days (range: 152–187 days). According to Paley, functional results were excellent in 2 cases and good in the other 2 cases. Radiological results were excellent in all cases. Two major and 2 minor complications were observed. In this method, stable internal fixation and active usage of extremities are provided until biological reconstruction, and possible wound problems can be completely eliminated during the duration of medical treatment of the tumor.

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