Skip Navigation LinksHome > 1981 - Volume 1 - Issue 1 > Freeze-Dried Fascia Lata Allografts: A Review of 47 Cases.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
Original Article: PDF Only

Freeze-Dried Fascia Lata Allografts: A Review of 47 Cases.

Bright, Robert W.; Green, William T.

Collapse Box


Summary: Fascia lata used to connect bony structures can provide stability while maintaining mobility. Experience with reconstituted freeze-dried allogeneic fascia used in 56 patients was reviewed, including ankle, hip, and shoulder suspensions, plus ligament and tendon repairs. Follow-up was available in 47 patients with 51 fascial grafts whose ages ranged from 2 to 58 years (mean, 19.2 years). Follow-up ranged from 6 months to 16 years with a mean of 7.2 years. Results were good in 72%, fair in 20%, and poor in 8%. Allograft fascia did not stretch out with time in these cases. Preserved fascia can provide satisfactory clinical results, thus eliminating the need for collecting autogenous fascia.

(C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
is a group of healthcare professionals, primarily pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care of children and adolescents. JPO is our official member journal. 
Like us on facebook and become a member today!


Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.