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Coll Antropol. 2011 Sep;35(3):933-5.

Advantages of intramedullar fixation in treatment of congenital tibial pseudoarthrosis--a case report.

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University of Rijeka, Rijeka University Hospital Center, Department of Traumatology, Clinic for Surgery, Rijeka, Croatia.


This report describes a case of a 29-year old patient with congenital pseudoarthrosis of the distal tibia previously treated unsuccessfully by a conventional surgical method. Tibial congenital pseudoarthrosis is a rare disease characterized by segmental osseous weakness resulting in deformation of the bone and spontaneous fractures which progresses to a tibial nonunion. In our case we used intramedullary stabilization with bone grafting and six month after operation congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia healed.

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