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Injury. 2014 Dec;45 Suppl 6:S111-5. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.10.033. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

Masquelet technique for the treatment of a severe acute tibial bone loss.

Author information

1
Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV), University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Electronic address: mario.ronga@uninsubria.it.
2
Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV), University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
3
Plastic Surgery, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences (DBSV), University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.

Abstract

The "induced membrane" technique described by Masquelet has been used successfully for many years for posttraumatic bone defect reconstruction, non-unions and osteomyelitis. The main advantages are the two-step surgical procedure that in case of primary infection allows repeated debridement if necessary, in case of internal fixation early weight bearing with decreased malalignment risk and it has a short learning curve. A theoretical application of this procedure is the management of acute severe traumatic bone loss of the limbs despite the lack of this experience in literature. We report on a Gustilo IIIB meta-epiphyseal fracture (AO 43-C3) of the leg with a 6 cm in length bone loss that was treated with the Masquelet technique.

KEYWORDS:

Bone defect; Bone reconstruction; Induced membrane; Masquelet technique; Open fracture

PMID:
25457329
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2014.10.033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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