J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1981 Sep;16(3):745-752. 10.4055/jkoa.1981.16.3.745.

Congenital Pseudarthrosisof the Tibia: Treated with Free Vascularized Fibular Graft


It is notoriously difficult to obtain a sound bony union of congenital paeudarthrosis of tbe tibia with conventional methods. This paper is the results of using the free vascularized fibular graft for congenital pseudarthorsis of the tibia in 7 patients since 1978 in this hospital, which is the first attempt in Korea. During the follow-up periods from 9 months to 32 months, 5/7 patients(71%) had good or excellent bony union, 2 patients had bone resorption at tbe distal site of grafted bone and required a second supplementary cancellous bone graft with electrode insertion. So it is thought that the free vascularized fibular graft is one of good methods of treatment for congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia.


Congential pseudarthrosis; Free vascularized fibular graft
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