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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Systematic Approach to the Management of Post-traumatic Segmental Diaphyseal Long Bone Defects: Treatment Algorithm and Comprehensive Classification System

Nando Ferreira, Yashwant S Tanwar

Keywords : Bone transport, Masquelet technique,Bone defect

Citation Information : Ferreira N, Tanwar YS. Systematic Approach to the Management of Post-traumatic Segmental Diaphyseal Long Bone Defects: Treatment Algorithm and Comprehensive Classification System. 2020; 15 (2):106-116.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10080-1466

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: Bone defects remain challenging to manage. The wide array of treatment options is a testament no single strategy works in every patient. This is more complex if consideration is given to the status of the host and the soft tissues. The choice of treatment should be based on specific patient requirements after taking all variables into account. Materials and Methods: We present a comprehensive classification system and treatment algorithm to assist with decision-making in management. All potential treatment modalities including amputation are discussed with their relevant pearls and pitfalls. Conclusion: The proposed classification system may potentially assists with communication, enable patient stratification for assigning the most appropriate treatment modality and guide reporting of treatment outcomes.


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