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Posterolateral Bone Grafting for Distal Tibial Nonunion

Kenneth A. Egol, Nina Fisher, Sanjit R. Konda, Hesham Saleh

The technique of posterolateral bone grafting with iliac crest bone graft for distal third tibia and fibula atrophic nonunion provides a reliable method for achieving union. If patients with injuries at high risk for nonunion are followed closely and intervention is performed in a timely manner, additional fixation or revision of fixation is not necessary if the addition of appropriate osteoinductive, osteoconductive, and osteogenic material to the nonunion is performed.

 
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