Research Article| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 5, S46-S49, December 2019

Tips to secure healing at the free vascularised fibular graft-to-host bone junction

Published:October 21, 2019DOI:


      The most commonly used vascularized bone graft in Orthopedics for difficult reconstructive problems requiring biological augmentation properties is the fibula. It provides immediate structure and with a patent pedicle, increases blood flow at the recipient site, promoting healing and hypertrophy in response to mechanical stress. The vascular supply from the nutrient branch and the periosteal vessels allows a variety of graft harvesting configurations for a broad spectrum of reconstructive challenges. We present the details on how to optimize healing and graft incorporation at the junction sites.


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