What Is the Outcome of Allograft and Intramedullary Free Fibula (Capanna Technique) in Pediatric and
Adolescent Patients With Bone Tumors?
Matthew T. Houdek MD, Eric R. Wagner MD, Anthony A. Stans MD, Alexander Y. Shin MD, Allen T. Bishop MD, Franklin H. Sim MD, Steven L. Moran MD
Background After bone tumor resection, reconstruction for limb salvage surgery can be challenging because of the resultant large segmental bony defects. Structural allografts have been used to fill these voids; however, this technique is associated with high complication rates. To circumvent the complications associated with this procedure, massive bony allografts have been supplemented with an intramedullary vascularized free fibula. However, few studies have examined the outcomes using this technique in the pediatric and adolescent populations.
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