The bone growth potential of vascularized free fibular autografts: callotasis treatment of a limb-length discrepancy, a case report
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In recent decades the research and progress of medical devices in limb lengthening have progressively evolved, still relying on the concept of slow symmetrical distension of callus (callotassis). Currently the elongation methods available are varied and varied, varying from the use of external circular or axial fixators, to the use of telescopic endomidullary nails, to the combination of internal and external fixation methods. We report a case of tibial elongation with a monolateral external in a tibial bone previously subjected to reconstruction by free vascularized fibula graft.
KEY WORDS: external fixation; limb-length discrepancies; limb elongation; free fibular grafts