Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2013.01.014
Title: The reconstruction of large bone defects in the upper limb
Authors: Gan, A.W.T.
Puhaindran, M.E.
Pho, R.W.H. 
Keywords: Bone graft
Bone transport
Free vascularised fibula
Upper limb bone defects
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Gan, A.W.T., Puhaindran, M.E., Pho, R.W.H. (2013). The reconstruction of large bone defects in the upper limb. Injury 44 (3) : 313-317. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2013.01.014
Abstract: Large bone defects in the upper limb pose many challenges in reconstructive surgery. Conventional and innovative methods have been described, employing the use of microsurgical and non-microsurgical techniques to overcome both bony and soft tissue defects. This article reviews the success and pitfalls of different techniques of reconstruction of large bone defects in the upper limb, including microsurgical transfer of the free vascularised fibula graft as a diaphyseal bone replacement and as a hemivascularised joint transplant, and non-microsurgical options using conventional bone grafting, the induced membrane technique and the role of callotatic distraction-lengthening procedures. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Injury
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/127086
ISSN: 00201383
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.01.014
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