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Table 1 Demographic data of 18 patients

From: Reconstruction of massive tibial defect caused by osteomyelitis using induced membrane followed by trifocal bone transport technique: a retrospective study and our experience

Case Age/gender Defect size (cm) Defect site Etiology of defect Previous operation time Duration of spacer (weeks) Follow-up period (months) EFI (days/cm) Duration of regenerate consolidation (days) Duration of docking union (days)
1 26/M 7.1 Distal PO 2 6 25 41.6 107 261
2 55/M 6.8 Middle PTO 5 4 36 33.2 112 143
3 33/M 6.1 Proximal PO 2 4 25 34.5 145 167
4 41/F 6.5 Proximal PTO 4 5 38 33.9 117 213
5 53/M 7.5 Distal PTO 5 6 24 32.7 153 172
6 40/M 6.8 Middle PTO 2 7 26 37.1 124 147
7 37/M 6.1 Middle PTO 4 4 30 43.1 116 178
8 22/F 7.2 Proximal PO 2 5 41 33.6 106 223
9 62/M 6.2 Middle PTO 5 4 24 40.7 133 151
10 58/M 7.3 Middle PTO 5 5 25 43.5 121 182
11 29/F 6.3 Distal PO 1 4 24 36.1 113 194
12 35/M 6.0 Middle PO 3 4 24 39.1 127 156
13 33/F 7.9 Proximal PTO 3 6 27 37.6 131 238
14 45/M 8.2 Proximal PTO 4 5 26 45.6 114 178
15 37/F 6.3 Middle PTO 2 5 25 34.6 105 167
16 43/M 8.0 Distal PTO 3 4 39 35.3 148 189
17 39/M 6.1 Middle PTO 5 4 26 30.8 137 203
18 40/F 6.7 Proximal PTO 3 5 29 34.7 136 193
  1. EFI external fixation index, M male, F female, PO primary osteomyelitis, PTO posttraumatic osteomyelitis