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Distraction of Hypertrophic Callus in the Treatment of Segmental Bone Loss in the Femur. A Case Report*
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Investigation performed at Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Medizinische Fakultät Charité, Berlin
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2000 Jan 01;82(1):101-4
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The treatment of a comminuted open fracture of the lower extremity caused by high-energy trauma often requires serial débridements and preliminary external fixation before open reduction and internal fixation and wound closure10. The prevalence of complications, including delayed fracture-healing, nonunion, and deep infection, has stimulated interest in the use of the Ilizarov ring fixator, with initial shortening and early wound closure followed by a corticotomy and segmental bone transport for restoration of limb length11. The disadvantages of stabilization with a ring fixator and subsequent segmental bone transport include a high rate of delayed union or nonunion at the docking site, pin-loosening, pin-track infection, and the pain and inconvenience that are associated with the long treatment period7,12.
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