Rigid bridging of massive femur defect using double vascularized fibula graft with hydroxyapatite
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The presence of large and massive segmental defects of the diaphyseal bone following tumor resection is a significant problem for orthopedic surgeons. Double or folded free vascularized fibula graft (FVFG) is used in massive femur defects and is considered to be a reliable reconstructive procedure. However, folded or double fibula grafts cannot prevent stress fractures. Here, a novel surgical procedure for bridging of massive femur defects using double FVFG and hydroxyapatite with autogenous bone grafts to prevent stress fractures is reported.
KeywordsFemur defect Vascularized fibula graft Hydroxyapatite Autogenous bone graft Surgical treatment