The Complex Tibia Fracture
Thursday 14 May, 13:00–14:45
Chair: Hendrik F. S. Fuglesang
13:00 - 13:05
Welcome & opening remarks
Hendrik F. S. Fuglesang
13:05 - 13:15
Initial treatment of open fractures and choice of definitive treatment. Debridement, ex-fix, choice of implant.
13:15 - 13:30
How to handle soft tissue defects – perspectives from an orthopaedic surgeon.
What can we do ourselves and when to call for help? Reconstructive ladder– Can we VAC everything? When to move forward. Local flaps: Local muscle flaps. Fix and flap?
13:30 - 13:50
How to handle soft tissue defects – perspectives from a plastic surgeon.
Proximal and distal fasciocutaneous flaps, tips and tricks. When is a free flap needed?
13:50 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:10
Coping with bone loss – Masquelet. Technique, results, tips and tricks.
14:10 - 14:20
Coping with bone loss – bone transport. Technique, results, tips and tricks.
14:20 - 14:40
How to deal with the infected tibia.