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J Bone Jt Infect. 2019 Feb 16;4(2):60-64. doi: 10.7150/jbji.32580. eCollection 2019.

Segmental Bone Loss of the Clavicle due to Fracture-Related Infection: A Multidisciplinary Challenge.

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1
University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Trauma Surgery, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
2
University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
3
KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department Development and Regeneration, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
4
University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Radiology, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
5
University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Laboratory Medicine, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

Abstract

As the surgical treatment of clavicular fractures is increasingly utilized in orthopedics, the number of related complications rises as well. We present a case of segmental bone loss of the clavicle due to fracture-related infection. Treatment was based on a multidisciplinary team approach, which was important for a successful outcome.

KEYWORDS:

MDT; bone defect; clavicle fracture; fracture-related infection; multidisciplinary team; osteocutaneous free fibula flap

Conflict of interest statement

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interest exists.

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