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Chirurgia 2014 August;27(4):245-8

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Treatment of a 21-cm long segmental bone defect of the tibia by bone transport via Ilizarov external fixator: a case report

Erdoğan M. 1, Desteli E. E. 2, Sezgin H. 3, Zengin C. 4

1 Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, OndokuzMayis University, Samsun, Turkey;
2 Uskudar State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey;
3 Kaman State Hospital, Kaman, Turkey;
4 Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, OndokuzMayis University, Samsun, Turkey


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Shaft of the tibia is the most common site of open fractures. One of the factors which complicate treatment of such fractures is bone defects resulting from the trauma itself, or subsequent infections. In this report, we are presenting a case in whom a 21 cm bone defect resulting from infection following a grade 3B open fracture of the tibia was treated by distraction osteogenesis using Ilizarov external fixator.

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