Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Salvage Arthrodesis of the Knee with a Vascularized Fibular Graft

Stefanie C.M. van den Heuvel1*, Fientje J.C. van der Veen1, Timothy U. Jiya2 and Henri A.H. Winters1

1Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
2Department of Orthopedics Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands

*Correspondance to: Stefanie C.M. van den Heuvel 

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Abstract

Failed primary knee arthrodesis or a large skeletal defect around the knee can be difficult to treat. Solitary or double fibular grafts incorporated as part of a free tissue transfer or an ipsilateral pedicled flap rotated proximally about the knee are established techniques. We describe essential surgical refinements of a salvage arthrodesis of the knee with a vascularised ipsilateral fibular graft as part of a limb-saving procedure that expand graft size and graft mobility.

Keywords:

Vascularized Fibular Graft; Salvage Arthrodesis; Knee

Citation:

van den Heuvel SCM, van der Veen FJC, Jiya TU, Winters HAH. Salvage Arthrodesis of the Knee with a Vascularized Fibular Graft. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1610.

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