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Year : 1985  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-139

"Tibialisation Of Fibula-Treatment For Infected Non Union Of Tibia"


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V. K Pachnanda

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Thirteen cases of infected non union of tibia were treated by tibialisation of fibula. The duration of non union ranged from 3 to 24 months. There was a preexisting gap ranging from 2 to 7 cm. The operation consisted of first stage of Huntington’s two stage procedure of fibular transfer. All the cases except 2 (15.38 percent) showed fracture union. The time taken for fracture union ranged from 5 to 10 months. Anterior bowing of tibia without adding to the morbidity was observed in few cases.

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