The gold standard technique for treating clavicle non-union is based on cortico-cancellous bone graft harvested from the iliac crest and fixed with a plate. In cases of large clavicular defects, this surgical procedure becomes ineffective and only reconstruction using vascularized bone grafts can be considered. Nevertheless, there are few reports in the literature dealing with this procedure and surgical technique remains unclear. We expose here a technique and results of free vascularized fibular graft for two patients with large clavicular defects.
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Keywords : Clavicle, Non-union, Vascularized fibula graft, Reconstruction, Cleidectomy