Author(s): Dong L, Li F, Jiang J, Zhang G, Dong L, Li F, Jiang J, Zhang G
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Abstract Devascularized bone grafts are pieces of dead bone and they simply serve as scaffolds for new bone to grow and fill the gap, taking a long time when they succeed in doing so. In contrast, vascularized grafts being living tissues have short healing time, great vitality and strong infection-resisting capacity. We report here the successful use of vascularized grafts of the lower end of fibula for fusing the ankle in five leprosy patients.
This article was published in Indian J Lepr
and referenced in Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle