Survival of massive allografts in segmental oncological bone defect reconstructions

P. Bullens; N. Minderhoud; M. de Waal Malefijt; R. Veth; P. Buma; H. Schreuder
June 2009
International Orthopaedics;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p757
Academic Journal
Abstract  Reconstructions of large segmental bone defects after resection of bone tumours with massive structural allografts have a high number of reported complications including fracture, infection and non-union. Our goal is to report the survival and complications of massive allografts in our patients. A total of 32 patients were evaluated for fracture, infection, non-union rate and survival of their massive allograft reconstructions. The average follow-up for this group was five years and three months. The total fracture rate was 13% with a total infection rate of 16%. We found a low union rate of 25%. The total survival of the allografts was 80.8% (± 18.7%) after five years. We found a five-year allograft survival of 80.8% which is comparable with other studies.


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