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Journal of Tongji Medical University

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 187–189 | Cite as

Treatment of traumatic defect of the tibia with two exposed fractured ends—Reduction and lengthening at the proximal metaphysics of tibia

  • Wang Dejiu
  • Zha Zhengan
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Summary

From Jan. 1995 to June 1996, 6 cases of traumatic defect of the tibia were treated by remodeling and reduction of fractured ends and osteotomy and distraction at the proximal metaphysics of the tibia. In 6 patients, aged 19 to 54, with the limb-length discrepancy being at least 3 to 4. 5 cm, the tibia was lengthened by 3 cm in 3 cases, 4 to 4. 5 cm in 3 cases. The consolidation and maturation of the bone were accomplished within 3 to 6 months. The authors believe that this procedure is simple, less invasive and involves no bone-graft.

Key words

defect of bone limb-lengthening 

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References

  1. 1.
    Aumiott A V, Fereira M C. Treatment of congenital pseudarthosis of the tibia by microsurgical fibula transfer. Microsurgica, 1994, 15:37CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Dejiu
    • 1
  • Zha Zhengan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics, Overseas HospitalMedical College of Jinan UniversityGuangzhou

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