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Title: Functional outcome following excision of a tumour and reconstruction of the distal radius
Authors: Apichat Asavamongkolkul
Saranatra Waikakul
Rapin Phimolsarnti
Piya Kiatisevi
Mahidol University
Lerdsin Hospital
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2009
Citation: International Orthopaedics. Vol.33, No.1 (2009), 203-209
Abstract: We retrospectively studied the functional and oncological results of 15 patients after reconstruction of the distal radius with osteoarticular allograft or non-vascularised fibular graft following wide excision of an aggressive benign or malignant tumour. Eight patients underwent osteoarticular allograft and seven patients had a non-vascularised autogenous fibular graft reconstruction. The average time for incorporation of the graft was 6 and 5 months in each reconstruction respectively. There was no tumour recurrence after follow up over 41.5-95.5 (average 60.5) months. All patients had good and excellent functional results. Three patients in the group reconstructed with osteoarticular allograft had plate loosening and graft fractures which were successfully treated subsequently. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.
ISSN: 03412695
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