Patient Case History: Nicholas

Limb Salvage with Bone Transport for Tibia Bone Defect


Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Nicholas sustained a severe open fracture with bone loss (8 cm) and soft-tissue loss after a motorcycle accident.


He had a free flap for soft-tissue coverage and then underwent bone transport. We grew 8 cm of new bone from his proximal tibia to fill in the defect. 


X-rays show that the bone healed well. This technique was used to save Nick's leg and avoid an amputation.

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