Bone transport is a method used at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk to fill in gaps of bone due to nonunion or trauma as well as for lenghtening and deformity correction.
This procedure was developed by Gavriil Ilizarov in Kurgen, Russia. The limb lengthening and deformity correction process works on the principle of distraction osteogenesis. In this process, a bone that has been cut during surgery can be gradually distracted (pulled apart), leading to new bone formation (osteogenesis) at the site of the lengthening. Bone segments can be lengthened by 15 to 100 percent of their original length.
The regenerated bone is normal and does not wear out. The muscles, nerves and blood vessels grow in response to the slow stretch like they do during a growth spurt or in pregnancy.
Bone transport is a good surgical option for the following indications:
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|Allograft Bone Transplantation|
|Vascularized Bone Flaps|
|Internal Fixation Options|
|Bone Growth Stimulators|
|Stem Cell Injection|
|David P. Schnur, MD|
David P. Schnur, MD is one of the 3 plastic surgeons with microvascular and hand fellowship training with the program. His expertise allows the bone healing program to offer options for vascularized bone flaps and soft tissue coverage that other programs cannot offer.