We report a patient in whom the distal radius was resected for a giant cell tumour and the bone defect was replaced using a vascularized proximal fibular graft. The graft was viable and hypertrophied and normal callus formed on the distal radius. Due to chronic instability of the wrist the patient underwent revision arthrodesis 1 year after resection. Microscopic studies of the epishyseal region of the fibula showed wide necrosis of the graft with active creeping substitution. Despite the good technical result of the vascularized fibular graft, the vascularization was incomplete in the proximal epiphysis. We discuss possible reasons for this.
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|Titolo:||Assessment of vascularized fibular graft one year after reconstruction of the wrist after excision of a giant-cell tumour|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|