Eighteen fractures of one or both bones of the forearm, including
fourteen with segmental defects, were treated with an interposed
corticocancellous iliac-bone graft. A plate and screws were used to fix the
fracture fragments and graft. The technique allowed early motion of the
extremity. Good results were achieved in all but six of the patients. The
one poor result with non-union and five others with limited motion were
related primarily to infection.