Study on role of fibular graft in non-union and complex fractures of long bone

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https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v14i1.48803

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Long bone defect; Fibular graft; Functional evaluation

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Background: Road traffic injuries are the seventh most common cause of long bone fractures. Following high velocity limb trauma, the defects in the long bone are usually associated with appreciable soft-tissue losses. These open long bone injuries always require multidisciplinary managements to reconstruct the composite defects of bone and soft tissue.

Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study was to find out radiological and clinical outcome, complications, and union time in complex and non-union fractures of long bone managed by fibular graft.

Materials and Methods: Out of 50 cases, 40 cases were of complex fractures and ten cases were of non-union. We used Fibular strut grafts in reconstruction of bone defects and soft tissue injury.

Results: Thirty (60.0%) had excellent functional outcome, 10 (20.0%) had good, 6 (12.0%) had satisfactory, and 4 (8.0%) patients had poor outcome. Main complications were non-union 2 cases and 3 cases of superficial wound infection, which subsided by wound dressing and intravenous antibiotic treatment.

Conclusion: Free fibular grafting has been proven to be an ideal choice in the management of large segmental bone defects as well as in situations of biological failure of bone healing.

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2023-01-01

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Singh, A., Kapoor, R., Verma, M., & Saraogi, P. R. (2023). Study on role of fibular graft in non-union and complex fractures of long bone. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 14(1), 161–165. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v14i1.48803

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