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Management of segmental bone defects

Stuart J.E. Matthews

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012019

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Management of segmental bone defects

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Segmental defects are a significant, but surmountable, problem for the Trauma surgeon

The best results will only be achieved if all potential solutions are considered and used correctly in either: isolation; sequentially; or concurrently.

Failure to create a bone defect, during debridement of some open fractures, may be catastrophic. An appreciation of the techniques available to treat segmental defects is necessary to allow the surgeon to debride with confidence.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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