The Titanium Mesh Cage for Bone Defect in Femur: Report of Two Cases

  • Tony Kavalakkatt Senior Consultant and Pelvi-Acetabular Surgeon, Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode
  • Arunlal K P Consultant, Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode
  • Shajil K Consultant, Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode

Abstract


This report describes a new technique for treatment of a segmental defect in the femur using cylindrical titanium mesh cage in combination with cancellous bone autograft and buttress condylar plate. Two cases of femoral defect treated with this technique are presented. At one year follow up, both cases demonstrated excellent limb alignment, stability and bone healing radiographically with good limb functional recovery. Preliminary data suggest that this technique may be a reasonable alternative to currently used methods for management of long bone segmental defects.

Published
2016-12-19
How to Cite
KAVALAKKATT, Tony; K P, Arunlal; K, Shajil. The Titanium Mesh Cage for Bone Defect in Femur: Report of Two Cases. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1-2, p. 54-57, dec. 2016. Available at: <http://kjoonline.org/journal/index.php/kjo/article/view/203>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2018.

Keywords

segmental bone defects, femur, titanium cage, mesh, reconstruction