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, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 31–39 | Cite as

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

  • Raheel Shafi
  • Austin T. Fragomen
  • S. Robert RozbruchEmail author


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.


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



The authors would like to thank Craig Fryman, BS (Research Coordinator).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raheel Shafi
    • 1
  • Austin T. Fragomen
    • 1
  • S. Robert Rozbruch
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Limb Lengthening and Deformity ServiceHospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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