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The Comparative Efficacy of the Masquelet versus Titanium Mesh Cage Reconstruction Techniques for the Treatment of Large Long Bone Deficiencies

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

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The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston United States

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The study comprises a single center, randomized, two-arm clinical trial conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, with a primary objective to assess and compare the functional outcome of patients with large segmental bone defects reconstructed with the Masquelet technique MT versus the titanium mesh cage technique TMCT. The secondary objectives include the radiographic determination of defect healing, andc omparative assessment of cost and resource expenditures between the two techniques. From 24 patients with segmental defects presented to our institution throughout the entire trial period, 16 met the study eligibility criteria and were successfully enrolled, and they include 9 MT, 7 TMCT. Within the last 12-month study period, 1 patient completed the study, 9 are actively participating, and 1 was withdrawn.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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