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Iliac wing fracture following graft harvesting from the anterior iliac crest: literature review based on a case report.
Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Surgery and Research
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The morbidity of bone graft harvesting from the iliac crest has been widely discussed in the literature. For some authors, it is considered to be low and for others relatively high. We report on a case of a fracture of the iliac wing after graft harvesting from the anterior iliac crest despite good surgical technique. This complication is well known and most of these fractures heal uneventfully if treated conservatively. However, if anatomical and technical considerations are respected, the patient could be spared this inconvenience. Based on a literature review, we discuss the procedure's potential complications and how to avoid them in an update.
Aged, Bone Transplantation/methods, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Fracture Fixation/methods, Fracture Healing, Fractures, Bone/radiography, Fractures, Bone/surgery, Humans, Ilium/injuries, Ilium/transplantation, Tissue and Organ Harvesting/methods
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