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Fig. 2 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 2

From: Reconstruction of massive tibial bone and soft tissue defects by trifocal bone transport combined with soft tissue distraction: experience from 31 cases

Fig. 2

a Appearance of the injured right lower leg, open fracture and Gustilo IIIB. b After debridement and external fixation in local hospital, the patient was transferred to our center, with long bone exposure and large soft tissue defect. c-d 15 days after the injury, the patient underwent the first debridement in our hospital, and the previous external fixator was replaced with Ilizarov fixation. The necrotic soft tissue and bone was thoroughly debrided, and skin grafts were performed on partial wound. e Two weeks after the operation, skin graft survived, and most of the soft tissue wound was closed

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