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Treatment of a Segmental Bone Defect Using the Induced Membrane Technique: The Masquelet Procedure

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Kenneth Egol, Nina Fisher, Mark Gage, Sanjit R. Konda

Posttraumatic bone defects in the setting of severe, open injuries of the lower extremity present a significant challenge for orthopaedic trauma surgeons. The induced-membrane technique, also known as the Masquelet technique, has been shown to be generally successful in achieving bony union. This video demonstrates the use of the Masquelet technique for a large (18cm) femoral defect.