chapter  6
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Bone auto-and allografts in post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper limb

ByOlivier Barbier, Jean-Jacques Rombouts

In cases of severe lesions involving multiple tissues, the basic principles of early debridement, stabilization, cover with vascularized soft tissue and osseous reconstruction remain central to management. The treatment of post-traumatic skeletal conditions such as delayed unions, nonunions, malunions and other problems of bone loss is challenging. In many cases, adjunctive measures such as bone grafting are required to stimulate bone healing and fill bone defects.