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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 171-175

Experiences With Fibular Graft In Bridging Gaps In Long Bones

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N. D Aggarwal

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Macewen reported the first successful case of gap grafting where a gap in humerus was bridged by him with homogenous graft in 1880. Eloesser (1920) used rib graft with periosteum for bridging the gaps, but condemned them in circumstances where much strain was expected on the implanted bone. A cancellous graft is superior in osteogenesis than cortical grafts, but lacks in strength and length which are essential requirements for gap grafting. Fibular grafts can easily be the answer for bridging gaps. Tibial cortical grafts lack strength compared to fibular grafts and render the donor tibia more prone to fractures. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of fibular grafts in 8 cases of gap grafting.

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