Using a nonvascularized fibular graft is part of the therapeutic arsenal for filling bone loss defects. It is conventionally performed by open surgery. The authors propose a minimally invasive technique for harvesting a free fibular graft. The fibula was removed subperiosteally by two or three small incisions in five patients with a mean age of nine years and nine months. The mean surgical time was 21min and 40.5% of the length of the fibula was harvested. At the donor site, we found no removal-related complications, regeneration of the fibula was observed in 80% of cases, and the cosmetic result was considered excellent by all patients with a mean 4.3years follow-up. This minimally invasive technique is simple and fast, with very low morbidity in our experience.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Bone defect, Nonvascularized fibular graft, Minimally invasive