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Utility of vascularized fibular graft for reconstruction and stabilization of multilevel cervical tuberculosis: A case report.

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Utility of vascularized fibular graft for reconstruction and stabilization of multilevel cervical tuberculosis: A case report.

Drugs (Baltimore). 2018 Jan;97(three):e9382

Authors: Zhang J, He WS, Wang C, Yan YG, Ouyang ZH, Xue JB, Li XL, Wang WJ

Summary
Multilevel cervical reconstruction and fusion after cervical tuberculosis has all the time been a problem. The present implantation supplies for cervical fusion, together with titanium mesh, cage, and plate are restricted by its inferior organic mechanical traits and the properties of the metallic materials. This has led to the elevated danger of recurrent an infection after surgical procedure. As well as, the distinctive nature of tuberculosis an infection ends in the low fee of cervical fusion and excessive danger of recurrence. This case report presents 1 affected person who suffered from lengthy segmental cervical tuberculosis and had reconstruction surgical procedure utilizing a vascularized fibula graft. The affected person had profitable graft incorporation three months postsurgery and was followed-up for 30 months. On this assessment, we element some great benefits of utilizing vascularized fibular grafts and examine it with different sorts of grafts.

PMID: 29504970 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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