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Intramedullary application of bone morphogenetic protein in the management of a major bone defect after an Ilizarov procedure

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We describe a patient with insufficient bone regeneration of the tibia after bone transport over an intramedullary nail, in whom union was ultimately achieved after exchange nailing and intramedullary application of rh-bone morphogenetic protein-7 at the site of distraction.

Correspondence should be sent to Dr K. J. Burkhart; e-mail: burkhart@unfall.klinik.unimainz.de

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