Post-traumatic long bone osteomyelitis (PTOM) is a relatively frequent occurrence in patients with severe open fractures and requires treatment to prevent limb-threatening complications. The Masquelet technique represents a length-independent, two-staged reconstruction that involves the induction of a periosteal membrane and use of an antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer for the treatment of segmental bone loss that result from bone infection. In this review, we summarize recent developments regarding the diagnosis and treatment of long bone PTOM, with a special emphasis on the use of the Masquelet technique for reconstruction of wide diaphyseal defects.
Chadayammuri, V., Hake, M., & Mauffrey, C. (2015, October 14). Innovative strategies for the management of long bone infection: A review of the Masquelet technique. Patient Safety in Surgery. BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13037-015-0079-0