MISCELLANEOUSTitanium mesh cage as an alternative reconstruction method for epiphyseal-sparing tumour resections in childrenAyvaz, Mehmeta; Bekmez, Senolb; Yucekul, Altuga; Mermerkaya, Musa U.c; Tokgozoglu, A. MazharaAuthor Information aDepartment of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine bDepartment of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Cankaya Hospital, Ankara cDepartment of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bozok University School of Medicine, Yozgat, Turkey Correspondence to Senol Bekmez, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Cankaya Hospital, Kavaklidere, 06700 Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 312 426 1450; fax: +90 312 310 0161; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: July 2018 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 350-355 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000482 Buy Metrics Abstract In this study, we introduced an alternative reconstruction option for epiphysis-sparing tumour resection in children. Eight patients with a malignant tumour in the diaphysis or metaphysis–diaphysis junction of a long bone underwent epiphysis-sparing intercalary resection. Reconstruction was performed using a titanium mesh cage filled with impacted cancellous bone allograft and autograft. A plate and screws were used to supplement the fixation. At the last follow-up, union was achieved in seven patients. Limb-length discrepancy occurred in three patients. Functional scores revealed a good functional outcome. This technique may be an alternative method for epiphyseal-sparing tumour resections in children. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.