Titanium mesh cage as an alternative reconstruction method for epiphyseal-sparing tumour resections in children

AYVAZ M., Bekmez S., Yucekul A., Mermerkaya M. U., TOKGÖZOĞLU A. M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B, vol.27, no.4, pp.350-355, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


In this study, we introduced an alternative reconstruction option for epiphysis-sparing tumour resection in children. Eight patients with a malignant tumour in the diaphysis or metaphysis-diaphysis junction of a long bone underwent epiphysis-sparing intercalary resection. Reconstruction was performed using a titanium mesh cage filled with impacted cancellous bone allograft and autograft. A plate and screws were used to supplement the fixation. At the last follow-up, union was achieved in seven patients. Limb-length discrepancy occurred in three patients. Functional scores revealed a good functional outcome. This technique may be an alternative method for epiphyseal-sparing tumour resections in children.