HSS Journal

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 31–39

Ipsilateral Fibular Transport Using Ilizarov–Taylor Spatial Frame for a Limb Salvage Reconstruction: a Case Report

Authors

  • Raheel Shafi
    • Limb Lengthening and Deformity ServiceHospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Austin T. Fragomen
    • Limb Lengthening and Deformity ServiceHospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Limb Lengthening and Deformity ServiceHospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
 

DOI: 10.1007/s11420-008-9102-7

Cite this article as:
Shafi, R., Fragomen, A.T. & Rozbruch, S.R. HSS Jrnl (2009) 5: 31. doi:10.1007/s11420-008-9102-7

Abstract

Segmental bone defects of the tibia present a challenging problem, particularly when they are associated with soft tissue injuries or instability. Various techniques have been reported to treat bone loss in the tibia. This case report describes a patient with massive segmental bone loss associated with a soft tissue injury, which required a flap for coverage. The injury was treated with an ipsilateral fibular transport utilizing an Ilizarov/Taylor spatial frame. At one and a half year follow-up, the patient was able to walk without any support at home and wore a protective shell for outdoor activities. The outcome of this case study indicates that ipsilateral fibular transport using the Ilizarov method is a valuable technique for limb salvage reconstruction.

Keywords

fibular transport segmental defect Taylor spatial frame (TSF) vascularized graft fibular hypertrophy Ilizarov

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