Fracture of the anterior iliac crest following bone grafting is an extremely rare occurrence. Five cases have been reported in the literature, none of which were internally stabilized. We are reporting a sixth case. Of the six cases, our harvest site is the furthest posterior from the anterior superior iliac spine. The fracture resulted in a large displaced anterior fragment that required open reduction and internal fixation with plates and screws. Osteoporosis increases the risk of anterior iliac crest fractures following bone grafting, but preventive procedures can be performed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases|
|State||Published - 1995|
- bone graft complications
- iliac crest fracture