Membrane-Inducing “Masquelet” Technique for Massive Traumatic Diaphyseal Femur Bone Loss in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report

Case: A 14-year-old boy sustained 22 cm of femur bone loss after a motor vehicle accident. The patient underwent treatment with the membrane-inducing “Masquelet” technique for management of the injury. The grafts incorporated to form new bone and fill-in the void.
Conclusion: Although the Masquelet technique is thoroughly described in adult orthopaedic trauma and oncology literature, there are minimal reports to support its use in pediatric patients. Five-year follow-up data on this patient concluded that utilization of this technique for significant bone defects proves to be a safe and effective alternative for the management of pediatric trauma patients.
Cardin S, Garrett CH, Williams WA et al.
 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.21.00224.
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