Autologous Bone-Graft Harvesting from the Proximal Tibial Metaphysis
Autologous bone harvesting from the proximal tibial metaphysis represents a viable alternative. As advocated by several authors (mostly maxillofacial or foot and ankle surgeons) it is easier, faster, and with less complications (mean of 4–5%) when compared to the iliac crest (mean 24–26%). It allows the harvesting of cancellous bone, usually in smaller quantities. As reported in the literature, the graft volume that can be anticipated ranges from 5 to 30 mL.
KeywordsCancellous Bone Proximal Tibia Tibial Tuberosity Sterile Drape Graft Volume
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