J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(2):60-64. doi:10.7150/jbji.32580

Research Paper

Segmental Bone Loss of the Clavicle due to Fracture-Related Infection: A Multidisciplinary Challenge

Femke Goormans1, Jan Vranckx2, Michiel Herteleer1, Jolien Onsea1,5, Nathalie Noppe3, Melissa Depypere4, Stefaan Nijs1,5, Willem-Jan Metsemakers1,5✉

1. University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Trauma Surgery, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
2. University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
3. University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Radiology, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
4. University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Laboratory Medicine, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
5. KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department Development and Regeneration, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Abstract

As the surgical treatment of clavicular fractures is increasingly utilized in orthopedics, the number of related complications rises as well. We present a case of segmental bone loss of the clavicle due to fracture-related infection. Treatment was based on a multidisciplinary team approach, which was important for a successful outcome.

Keywords: fracture-related infection, bone defect, clavicle fracture, osteocutaneous free fibula flap, multidisciplinary team, MDT

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How to cite this article:
Goormans F, Vranckx J, Herteleer M, Onsea J, Noppe N, Depypere M, Nijs S, Metsemakers WJ. Segmental Bone Loss of the Clavicle due to Fracture-Related Infection: A Multidisciplinary Challenge. J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(2):60-64. doi:10.7150/jbji.32580. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v04p0060.htm