Published in Cancer Weekly, February 10th, 2004
According to recent research from Germany, "To bridge large bone defects after resection of primary malignant bone tumors, an autologous free vascularized fibular graft was used in 31 patients (15 x upper limb, 16 x lower limb). The median bone defect measured 16 cm (7-29.5 cm)."
"At the lower extremity the vascularized fibular transplant was reinforced with an allograft and different osteosyntheses. At the upper limb stabilization of the transplant was obtained exclusively by plate...
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