Vascularized fibula-based physis transfer for pediatric proximal humerus reconstruction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

UNLABELLED: Free vascularized fibular transfer has become a standard procedure in upper extremity reconstruction after resection of osteogenic tumors. The authors present two rare pediatric cases of high-grade osteosarcoma resection of the proximal humerus. A free vascularized fibula autograft including the physis based on the anterior tibial artery and vein was used for reconstruction in a delayed (case 1) and immediate (case 2) approach. The main focus of the article is to describe the surgical technique, which is also presented in a series of intraoperative videos. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erdmann, D; Garcia, RM; Blueschke, G; Brigman, BE; Levin, LS

Published Date

  • August 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 132 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 281e - 287e

PubMed ID

  • 23897356

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1529-4242

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829589fb


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States