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Case Report
Volume 3, Issue 1 (February Issue)

A Rare Case Report of the Fibula in Patient with the Treatment for Chronic Osteomyelitis of the Right Tibia

Bushra Fahmy Sadek1*, Khulood Maymona2 and Ibrahim Hassan Algawah2

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Khobar Care Hospital, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medicine, Andalusia Hospital, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding author: Bushra Fahmy Sadek, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Khobar Care Hospital, Street No. 20222 A, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Received: July 12, 2023; Accepted: August 13, 2023; Published: August 29, 2023

Citation: Sadek BF, Maymona K, Algawah IH. A Rare Case Report of the Fibula in Patient with the Treatment for Chronic Osteomyelitis of the Right Tibia. Case Rep Orthop Surg J. 2023; 2(3): 122.

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Abstract

A rare case of treatment for chronic osteomyelitis of the right tibia in a patient is presented. Amputation was deemed too radical a procedure in a young patient especially now that the infection was cured. Segment transport would have been difficult considering that the bone defect involved almost 70% to 75% of bone length. Additionally, we were doubtful how compliant the patient would have been with distraction of the callus by fixator once discharged. We therefore employed tibialization of the fibula to treat this patient. This case discusses tibialization of the fibula as a viable option for management of large bone defects of the tibia.