Volume 2, 2016
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||20 April 2016|
Mother’s fibula in son’s forearm: use of maternal bone grafting for aneurysmal bone cyst not amenable to curettage – a case report with review of literature
Department of Orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), 110029
New Delhi, India
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 19 December 2015
It has always been a challenge to reconstruct large bone gaps. The aim of this case report is to highlight the success of homologous maternal bone grafting in a large cystic lesion. A six and half years old boy presented to us with an aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of the right radius, not amenable to curettage. We excised the lesion in toto, which created an 11 cm bone loss. Considering the age of the patient, we reconstructed the bone gap with maternal fibular graft. Accordingly, 12 cm of fibular graft was harvested and fashioned to fit into the bone gap. It was fixed with an intramedullary K-wire. No cancellous graft was used in the procedure. The limb was kept in the above elbow cast till incorporation of the fibula was noted on the radiographs. Six months following surgery the skiagram showed that the fibula was incorporated. Mobilization of the elbow and wrist was started along with strengthening of the forearm muscles. K-wire was removed at nine months. At the latest follow up of 24 months, the fibula is fully incorporated, the child regained full range of motion and strength of elbow. We discuss the techniques adopted in this particular case along with the review of literature.
Key words: Aneurysmal bone cyst / Maternal bone grafting
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