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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-175

Role Of Cancellous Bone Grafting In The Management Of Infected Ununited Fractures Of Long Bones



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Vineet Mehrotra


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Forty three patients with infected ununited diaphyseal fractures of long bones of more than 6 weeks duration were treated with debridement and irrigation with copious saline. Autologous cancellous bone grafting was done in 20 cases and the remaining 23 were treated without it. In the group treated with autologous bone grafting, union occurred in 80 percent cases, whereas in the second group without any bone grafting union occurred in only 47.82 percent cases. The time taken for union was also short with bone grafting. It is concluded therefore, that autologous cancellous bone grafting even in presence of infection for the management of infected ununited fractures gives good result.


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