Fracture Healing Adjuncts-The World's Perspective on What Works JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA Giannoudis, P., Krettek, C., Lowenberg, D. W., Tosounidis, T., Borrelli, J. 2018; 32: S43–S47


Treatment of bone defects remains a challenging clinical problem. Despite our better understanding of bone repair mechanisms and advances made in microsurgical techniques and regenerative medicine, the reintervention rates and morbidity remain high. Surgical techniques such as allograft implantation, free vascularized fibular graft, distraction osteogenesis, loaded titanium cages, and the induced membrane technique continue to evolve, but the outcome can be affected by a number of parameters including the age of the patient, comorbidities, systemic disorders, the location of the defect, and the surgeon's preference and experience. In the herein article, a brief summary of the most currently used techniques for the management of bone defects is presented.

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