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Y Imran, W Zulmi, AS Halim
Correspondence: Dr Imran Yusof, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thirteen patients had skeletal reconstruction using vascularised fibula graft following resection of the diseased bone. Eleven patients had reconstruction of the lower limbs and two patients of the upper limbs. Clinical and radiographical evidence union were achieved with the average time of 32 weeks (earliest eight weeks). Six out of 11 patients (54%) in lower limb reconstruction started weight bearing at the average of 27 weeks. Bony union in this study is comparable with other studies using vascularised fibula graft.
Keywords: skeletal union, vascularised fibula graft
Singapore Med J 2003; 44(6): 286-287