An alternative treatment method for defective pseudoarthrosis; evaluation of eight patients treated with Artelon + Kryptonite

Published online: Mar 27 2016

?smail URA?, Osman YĆ¼ksel YAVUZ, Murat UYGUN, Ebubekir PASLIOGLU, Mahmut KÖMÜRCÜ

Turgut Özal University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey


Pseudoarthrosis with bone loss is one of the most challenging orthopaedic problems for surgeons. Bone loss usually leads to technical difficulties during surgery due to instability in the fracture area. Eight patients with pseudoarthrosis of different long bones were operated on by the same surgeon. The median age was 53 years (25-61), and the median time period after the index operation was 21 months (12-72 months). Radiographic union was achieved in all patients in 3.62 months (2-5 months). Efficient healing with new bone formation was observed in all of the patients. The result of the current case series is promising. This treatment method can be used for the treatment of pseudoarthrosis without increasing morbidity. Long-term follow-up and larger case series are needed for evidence of the adequacy and reliability of this method of treatment