Is acute compression and distraction superior to segmental bone transport techniques in chronic tibial osteomyelitis ? Comparison of Distraction Osteogenesis Techniques


Eralp L., Balci H. I. , Kocaoglu M., Sen C., Celiktas M., Tomak Y., ...More

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA BELGICA, vol.82, no.3, pp.599-609, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-609

Abstract

Treatment of tibial osteomyelitis with infected, necrotic, unstable bone segments (Cierny-Mader Type IV local osteomyelitis) includes debridement and segmental resection, which results in long bone defects. Reconstruction may be with distraction osteogenesis. Segmental bone transport and acute compression and distraction techniques are two main distraction osteogenesis techniques used in the treatment of Type IV local tibial osteomyelitis.