Free vascular fibular transfer in congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia: results of the EPOS multicenter study. European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS)

J Pediatr Orthop B. 2000 Apr;9(2):90-3. doi: 10.1097/01202412-200004000-00003.


This paper presents a review of the literature, describes the principal author's (B.R.) personal experience and provides the results of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) multicenter study. The objective is to evaluate the present status and future role of free vascular fibular transfer in treating congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia. Variables such as the selection of cases, age at operation, technical surgical details and postoperative results will be considered. The data on the EPOS study were incomplete at the time of writing, but the considerable amount of information already amassed is a valuable contribution to this updated report.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Fibula / blood supply
  • Fibula / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pseudarthrosis / congenital
  • Pseudarthrosis / surgery*
  • Tibial Fractures / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome