[Femur reconstruction using combined autologous fibula transfer and humeral allograft].

Journal Article (English Abstract;Journal Article)

Wide resection far into the femoral metaphysis may be required to treat malignant bone tumors in the pediatric and adolescent patient population. Biological reconstruction using a free, vascularized fibular graft is a well-established surgical technique. A short remaining femoral medullary canal and a relatively small fibula diameter can make fixation of the vascularized bone transfer difficult. Stable fixation and short fusion times, however, can be achieved with the use of an additional humeral allograft and plate osteosynthesis.

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Cited Authors

  • Kokosis, G; Stolberg-Stolberg, J; Eward, WC; Richard, MJ; Hollenbeck, ST; Levinson, H; Brigman, BE; Erdmann, D

Published Date

  • December 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1120 - 1123

PubMed ID

  • 21901467

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1433-0385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00104-011-2165-x


  • ger

Conference Location

  • Germany