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The Management of Acute Bone Loss Following Trauma

  • M. Saleh

Abstract

In recent years orthopaedic surgeons have been increasingly faced with the problem of bone loss following open tibial fractures. Advances in fracture fixation techniques and in the handling of soft tissues have meant that many more limbs are now saved. In previous years severe open tibial fractures associated with bone loss were frequently treated by primary or secondary amputation. Recently, however, the incidence of infection following open tibial fracture has dropped dramatically and the problem of how to manage large bone defects is now the most challenging problem that orthopaedic traumatologists encounter.

Keywords

Bone Loss Bone Defect External Fixation Intramedullary Nailing Bone Transport 
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