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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Palmer, Wayne; Crawford-Sykes, Annette; Rose, Romer E. C.
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Article Title
Donor Site Morbidity following Iliac Crest Bone Graft.
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2008
Volume ID
57
Issue ID
5
Page(s)
490-492
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Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the complications of harvesting autogenous bone from the iliac crest. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing iliac crest bone grafting at the University Hospital of the West Indies, during the period 2000-2004, was performed. One hundred and three patients were identified. Thirty-two patients were successfully contacted and 30 completed the questionnaire. There were 18 males (60%) and 12 females (40%). Their ages ranged from 13 years to 80 years (average 45.6 years). RESULTS: Of the 30 patients, 22 (73.3%) had complications. Fourteen (46.6%) patients had temporary pain; five (16.6%) had chronic pain. Two (6.6%) changed position of clothing due to discomfort at the graft site; five (16.6%) experienced difficulty walking, one reported itching of the scar one had altered sensation and one was unhappy with the scar. Fourteen patients (46.6%) had minor complications and eight patients (26.6%) had major complications. CONCLUSION: Autogenous iliac crest bone grafting is associated with significant complications.....
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