The cylindrical titanium mesh cage for treatment of a long bone segmental defect: Description of a new technique and report of two cases

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Abstract

This report describes a new technique for treatment of a segmental defect in long bones that uses a cylindrical titanium mesh cage, in combination with cancellous bone allograft and demineralized bone matrix putty (Grafton), stabilized with a statically locked intramedullary nail. Two clinical cases of tibia defects treated with this technique are presented. At the one-year follow-up, radiographically both cases demonstrated excellent limb alignment, stability, and bony healing. Immediate full weight-bearing was initiated in each case, and early limb functional recovery was achieved. Preliminary data suggest that this technique may be a reasonable alternative to currently used methods for management of select long bone segmental defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone grafting
  • Segmental bone defects
  • Titanium mesh cage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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