Journal Logo

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

Posterior bone-grafting for infected ununited fracture of the tibia

Freeland, AE; Mutz, SB


Twenty-three patients with severe open tibial fractures complicated by established deep infection and delay or failure of union were treated with posterior tibial bone-grafting. This was followed by immediate ambulation in a plaster cast. Tibial union was achieved in all twenty-three patients. Drainage ceased prior to or simultaneously with union in twenty-one patients, including twelve of fourteen patients who had indolent drainage from the anterior compartment of the leg at the time of posterior tibial bone-grafting.

Copyright © 1976 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
You currently do not have access to this article

To access this article: