Septic nonunion is one of the most serious complications after an open fracture because both the infection and the bone defect need to be dealt with. Treatment is always protracted and expensive, and the result is uncertain. In the 1980s, Masquelet first described the technique of the induced membrane and autologous bone grafting to manage critical size bone defects. In septic nonunions, the described approach, characterised by two different surgical steps, allows a radical approach to manage the infection, and gives a significant biological stimulus to bone healing. In this case, we present a 35-year-old male patient with an open grade II femoral shaft fracture (AO / OTA 32C3). The patient was initially treated with an intramedullary nail and the resulting septic nonunion was subsequently managed with the induced membrane technique and a double-plate osteosynthesis to protect the biological chamber.
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|Titolo:||Masquelet technique to treat a septic nonunion after nailing of a femoral open fracture|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|