TITLE

Advances on the Masquelet technique using a cage and nail construct

AUTHOR(S)
O'Malley, Natasha; Kates, Stephen
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Feb2012, Vol. 132 Issue 2, p245
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
Traumatic, cancerous or infectious loss of bone is treated by either amputation or reconstruction. With limb salvage always preferable, surgeons rely on already established techniques such as grafting and distraction osteogenesis to avoid amputation, and ideally restore structure and thus function. The Masquelet technique is an effective method of bone reconstruction and limb salvage which is underreported in the English literature, and we report a case with advances using a cage and nail construct, resulting in successful eradication of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus infection and reconstitution of a 17 cm diaphyseal defect in the tibia.
ACCESSION #
70383350

 

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