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Management of segmental bone defects 

Management of segmental bone defects
Management of segmental bone defects

Stuart J.E. Matthews

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date: 18 May 2022

Segmental defects are a significant, but surmountable, problem for the Trauma surgeon

The best results will only be achieved if all potential solutions are considered and used correctly in either: isolation; sequentially; or concurrently.

Failure to create a bone defect, during debridement of some open fractures, may be catastrophic. An appreciation of the techniques available to treat segmental defects is necessary to allow the surgeon to debride with confidence.

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