REPAIR OF BONE DEFECT ON CALCAR FEMORALE WITH TENSOR FASCIA LATA MUSCLE VASCULARIZED PEDICLE ILIAC BONE FLAP: A CASE BASED APPROACH
Jojo George Joseph, *Tao Sheng Xiang, Hu Xiang and Blessy Joy
The reconstructive management of Bone defect of Calcar femorale is a challenging procedure for surgeons. Calcar femorale is the weight bearing area of femur neck. It provides the mechanical support and aid in load distribution within the proximal femur. Therefore, the bone defects in this region are very prone for pathological fractures of femur neck and it might lead to more complications such as avascular necrosis of head of femur. This would emphasize the importance for an excellent reconstructive management with sufficient blood supply. We present two related case reports highlighting the surgical technique.
Keywords: Bone defect; iliac bone graft; vascularized graft; calcar femorale; femur neck.
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