JBJS Case Connections—Induced Membrane Technique Fills Many Bone Voids

Induced Membrane TechniqueSince its introduction in the late 20th century, the 2-stage induced membrane technique has been lauded for its bone-reconstruction advantages over alternatives such as distraction osteogenesis and vascularized bone. The cases presented in this month’s “Case Connections demonstrate that the technique can work with a variety of bone-defect shapes, sizes, and locations.

The springboard case, from the August 10, 2016 edition of JBJS Case Connector, describes 3 cases of chronic post-infection osteomyelitis in children in whom large diaphyseal defects were successfully treated with the induced membrane technique. Three additional JBJS Case Connector case reports summarized in the article focus on:

It is imperative to resolve all active infection before or during stage 1 of this procedure, and careful spacer removal prior to stage 2 is of paramount importance to prevent damage to the induced membrane.

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One response to “JBJS Case Connections—Induced Membrane Technique Fills Many Bone Voids”

  1. klaue says :

    J.Al-Muaid, M.Franciolli, K.Klaue
    Tubular Remodeling of Massive Cancellous Bone Graft in the Treatment of Long Bone Defects
    Eur.J.Trauma Emergency Surg 33, No6 (2007): 654-658

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