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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 2 ( August, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Acute emergency tibialization of the fibula: reconstruction of a massive tibial defect in a type IIIC open fracture

Fatih Parmaksızoğlu, Eren Cansü, Mehmet Bekir Ünal, A. Yener Ince

Keywords : Acute tibialization, Emergency tibialization, Tibial defect, Type IIIC open tibial fracture, Lower-extremity reconstruction

Citation Information : Parmaksızoğlu F, Cansü E, Ünal MB, Yener Ince A. Acute emergency tibialization of the fibula: reconstruction of a massive tibial defect in a type IIIC open fracture. 2013; 8 (2):127-131.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-013-0167-6

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Gustilo type IIIC open fractures of the tibia are high-energy injuries necessitating long treatment periods and usually multiple surgical procedures and eventually resulting in high morbidity rates and even amputations. We present here a case involving a type IIIC open tibial fracture with massive loss of the entire tibial diaphysis, which we treated by performing acute tibialization of the fibula after revascularization of the posterior tibial artery in a single-stage emergency operation.

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