Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 3
Avulsion Fracture of the Anterior Iliac Crest after Bone Graft Harvest: Case Report and Review of Techniques, Risk Factors and Treatment
Aysegul OZDEMIR OVALIOGLU1, Cumhur KILINCER2, Talat Cem OVALIOGLU3, Osman SIMSEK2
1Basaksehir State Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Edirne, Turkey
3Vakif Gureba Research and Training Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.2865-09.1 The anterior iliac crest is the harvest site preferred by many surgeons because of the quantity and quality of bone obtainable and the simplicity of harvesting techniques. Avulsion fracture of the iliac crest following bone grafting is an extremely rare occurrence. We present a case report of avulsion fracture of the anterior iliac crest following bone graft harvesting for anterior cervical fusion in a 63-year-old man. Non-operative treatment was the method of our treatment in the patient. By means of the presented case, iliac crest bone grafting techniques, risk factors of avulsion fracture, and treatment options were reviewed. Keywords : Bone transplantation, Cervical vertebrae, Iliac crest, Postoperative complications, Spinal fusion
Corresponding author : Aysegul Ozdemr Ovaloglu, draysegulozdemir@yahoo.com