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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 3 ( November, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Treatment of a fibular autograft non-union with a resulting deformity by stabilization, progressive correction and callotasis using an Ilizarov fixator: a case study

Yasser Elbatrawy, Giby C. Philips

Keywords : Ilizarov, Tumour, Graft, Osteosarcoma, Bone defect, Reconstruction, Deformity correction

Citation Information : Elbatrawy Y, Philips GC. Treatment of a fibular autograft non-union with a resulting deformity by stabilization, progressive correction and callotasis using an Ilizarov fixator: a case study. 2011; 6 (3):167-171.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-011-0106-3

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Bone tumours present a challenge to reconstructive surgery when the tumour breaches the physeal and periphyseal region of the growing bone. Though a host of options are available, these are not without complications. We report one such case of osteosarcoma of the tibia treated initially with wide resection of the tumour and intercalary fibular strut grafting using plate and screws. The operation was complicated by a non-union at the proximal tibio-fibular autograft junction. This leads to a multiplanar deformity with severe procurvatum at the proximal tibio-fibular graft junction, which was successfully treated by callotasis using an Ilizarov fixator. Appropriate consent was obtained from the patient and parents to publish this case report.

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