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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Volume 4, issue 2
J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 60–64, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.32580
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 60–64, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.32580
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original full-length article 16 Feb 2019

Original full-length article | 16 Feb 2019

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, and Willem-Jan Metsemakers1,5 Femke Goormans et al.
  • 1University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Trauma Surgery, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • 2University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • 5KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department Development and Regeneration, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • 3University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Radiology, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • 4University Hospitals Leuven, Department of Laboratory Medicine, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

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

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.

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