Trauma Monthly

Published by: Kowsar

Two-Stage Surgical Treatment for Non-Union of a Shortened Osteoporotic Femur

Galal Zaki Said 1 , * , Osama Ahmed Farouk 1 and Hatem Galal Said 1
Authors Information
1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University Hospitals, Assiut, Egypt
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: June 20, 2013, 18 (1); 32-6
  • Published Online: May 26, 2013
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: September 23, 2012
  • Revised: November 21, 2012
  • Accepted: December 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.8293

To Cite: Said G Z, Farouk O A, Said H G. Two-Stage Surgical Treatment for Non-Union of a Shortened Osteoporotic Femur, Trauma Mon. 2013 ; 18(1):32-6. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.8293.

Copyright © 2013, Trauma Monthly. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Conclusions
  • 1. Spiegel DA, Penny JN. Chronic osteomyelitis in children. Tech Orthop. 2005; 20(2): 142-52
  • 2. Wakeley CP. Acute Osteomyelitis treated by Diaphysectomy and Bone Grafting. Proc R Soc Med. 1929; 23(2): 128-9[PubMed]
  • 3. Thompson AG, Batten RL. The application of rigid internal fixation to the treatment of non-union and delayed union using the AO technique. Injury. 1977; 8(3): 188-98[PubMed]
  • 4. Fowles JV, Lehoux J, Zlitni M, Kassab MT, Nolan B. Tibial defect due to acute haematogenous osteomyelitis: treatment and results in twenty-one children. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1979; 61(1): 77-81[PubMed]
  • 5. Wei FC, El-Gammal TA, Lin CH, Ueng WN. Free fibula osteoseptocutaneous graft for reconstruction of segmental femoral shaft defects. J Trauma. 1997; 43(5): 784-92[PubMed]
  • 6. Said GZ, el-Sherif EK. Resection-shortening-distraction for malignant bone tumours. A report of two cases. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1995; 77(2): 185-8[PubMed]
  • 7. Sen C, Kocaoglu M, Eralp L, Gulsen M, Cinar M. Bifocal compression-distraction in the acute treatment of grade III open tibia fractures with bone and soft-tissue loss: a report of 24 cases. J Orthop Trauma. 2004; 18(3): 150-7[PubMed]
  • 8. Cierny G, 3rd, Zorn KE. Segmental tibial defects. Comparing conventional and Ilizarov methodologies. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1994; (301): 118-23[PubMed]
  • 9. Marsh JL, Prokuski L, Biermann JS. Chronic infected tibial nonunions with bone loss. Conventional techniques versus bone transport. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1994; (301): 139-46[PubMed]
  • 10. Paley D, Catagni MA, Argnani F, Villa A, Benedetti GB, Cattaneo R. Ilizarov treatment of tibial nonunions with bone loss. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989; (241): 146-65[PubMed]
  • 11. Kocaoglu M, Eralp L, Rashid HU, Sen C, Bilsel K. Reconstruction of segmental bone defects due to chronic osteomyelitis with use of an external fixator and an intramedullary nail. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006; 88(10): 2137-45[DOI][PubMed]
  • 12. Naudie D, Hamdy RC, Fassier F, Duhaime M. Complications of limb-lengthening in children who have an underlying bone disorder. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1998; 80(1): 18-24[PubMed]
  • 13. Chaddha M, Gulati D, Singh AP, Maini L. Management of massive posttraumatic bone defects in the lower limb with the Ilizarov technique. Acta Orthop Belg. 2010; 76(6): 811-20[PubMed]
  • 14. Paley D, Herzenberg JE, Paremain G, Bhave A. Femoral lengthening over an intramedullary nail. A matched-case comparison with Ilizarov femoral lengthening. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997; 79(10): 1464-80[PubMed]
  • 15. Hantes ME, Malizos KN, Xenakis TA, Beris AE, Mavrodontidis AN, Soucacos PN. Complications in limb-lengthening procedures: a review of 49 cases. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2001; 30(6): 479-83[PubMed]
  • 16. Aronson J. Limb-lengthening, skeletal reconstruction, and bone transport with the Ilizarov method. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997; 79(8): 1243-58[PubMed]
  • 17. Morasiewicz L, Orzechowski W, Kulej M, Stepniewski M. The results of treatment of bone defects and non-union within the femoral shaft with shortening of femur using Ilizarov method. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2007; 9(4): 366-76[PubMed]
  • 18. Zhang X, Liu T, Li Z, Peng W. Reconstruction with callus distraction for nonunion with bone loss and leg shortening caused by suppurative osteomyelitis of the femur. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2007; 89(11): 1509-14[DOI][PubMed]
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments