Early fibular bypass procedures (tibiofibular synostosis) for massive bone loss in war injuries

J Trauma. 1979 Mar;19(3):177-81. doi: 10.1097/00005373-197903000-00008.


The techniques of fibular bypass grafting for massive tibial bone loss have been well described over the past 50 years. These techniques have generally been used as salvage procedures in post-traumatic civilian patients with chronic sepsis, or for congenital pseudoarthrosis. We present the experience of the Orthopaedic Department of the Hadassah University Hospital in successfully treating massive tibial bone loss by early fibular bypass grafting in four war injuries, where such definitive procedures would have been avoided in the past.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Fibula / transplantation*
  • Fractures, Ununited / etiology
  • Fractures, Ununited / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Military Medicine*
  • Tibia / surgery*
  • Tibial Fractures / etiology
  • Tibial Fractures / surgery*
  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Wounds, Gunshot / complications