Our experience with eight patients who underwent massive autogenous bone grafting procedures is reviewed. Two suffered from large bone defects of the tibia as a result of gunshot and shrapnel injuries, two had malignant bone tumors, three benign tumors and one a short limb. Frozen alloimplants sterilized by gamma irradiation were used. In six cases fixation was achieved by intramedullary rods, in one a Ken nail and in another Muller's external fixation clamps were used. The two patients with war injuries required further autogenous bone grafting due to bone resorption in one and nonunion in the other. The long term results in six of the patients were satisfactory. A patient with Ewing's sarcoma was lost to follow up.
|State||Published - 1980|