Induced membrane technique for restoration of the first ray following a failed total joint implant: A case study

Authors

  • Michael Liette University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Allison Hamad University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Bryan Hall University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Alex Schaeffer University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Suhail Masadeh Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55067/jifaf.v1i4.8

Keywords:

lower extremity reconstruction, limb salvage, masquelet technique, osteomyelitis, septic joint, segmental bone defect

Abstract

The induced membrane technique, also known as the masquelet technique, is a treatment strategy for the management of post traumatic bone defects. Management of segmental bone defects remains a challenging problem for the reconstructive surgeon. Autogenous bone grafting is often utilized for small areas of bone loss. Patients with substantial defects pose a significant reconstructive challenge for limb preservation. The induced membrane technique only requires two procedures and the reported results have been consistently favorable. We present a case of a large first ray segmental bone defect after a failed septic implant treated with the induced membrane technique with successful outcome. At 26 months follow-up, we were able to preserve the length and function of the first ray and the patient was able to return to the previous level of activity.

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2022-04-25

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Liette M, Hamad A, Hall B, Schaeffer A, Masadeh S. Induced membrane technique for restoration of the first ray following a failed total joint implant: A case study. J Int Foot Ankle [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 25 [cited 2022 May 18];1(4). Available from: https://internationalfootankle.org/journal/index.php/JIFAF/article/view/8

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