Reconstruction with ipsilateral fibula transfer with pasteurized bone after excision of bone sarcoma of the tibia

Toshifumi Ozaki, Kazuo Fujiwara, Toshiyuki Kunisada, Tatsuo Ito, Akira Kawai, Hajime Inoue

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We report a technique of implantation of the ipsilateral vascularized fibula with pasteurized recycled bone after excision of tibia sarcoma in two cases. Plate and screws were used for osteosynthesis of die tibia or talus, vascularized fibula, and pasteurized bone. Microsurgery is not necessary for this reconstruction technique. Two patients who underwent this technique have obtained good functional results without tumor relapse 5 and 6 years after operation. The technique produced excellent results with regard to tibial reconstruction in these cases. We found it to be simple, speedy, safe, and a low cost technique by use of recycled bone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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