[Tibialization of the fibula for a large bone loss. A case report]

Published online: Apr 27 2000

A Moyikoua, and B Pena-Pitra.

Service d'Orthop├ędie-Traumatologie, CHU, Brazzaville, Congo.


A 10-centimeter tibial bone loss was treated by inter-tibiofibular bone grafting on each part of the pseudarthrosis, resulting in tibialization of the fibula. The patient was reviewed after 10 years; the clinical result was satisfactory and stable. The tibial forces were deviated on the fibula, which expressed radiologically by important thickening of its cortices. This case illustrates the interest of preserving the fibula for tibial bone loss reconstruction.