Intercalary Allograft Reconstruction

  • Michael G. Rock


Segmental intercalary deficits occur in varied clinical conditions including traumatic loss, post resection for extensive osteomyelitis, and after tumor resection for diaphyseal or periarticular lesions. The options that exist for bone reconstruction include cortical cancellous autograft, vascularized bone transfer, allograft, bone transport, salvage procedures, such as the creation of one-bone forearm and tibiofibular synostosis for diaphyseal tibial lesions. If none of these options are a viable alternative and/or the technical expertise does not exist amputation may be necessary.


Bone Transport Allograft Reconstruction Vascularized Bone Graft Intercalary Allograft Massive Allograft 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Rock
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  1. 1.Orthopaedic DepartmentMayo Clinic and Mayo FoundationRochesterUSA

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