Posteroanterior fusion using a fibular strut autograft has been advocated for the surgical treatment of high-grade lumbosacral spondylolisthesis. We report here the treatment of a 14-year-old girl using an S2-L5 fibular autograft, which resulted in the postoperative complication of a sigmoid colon perforation. Techniques for recognizing, treating, and avoiding this complication are presented.
- Bowel injury
- Fibular autograft
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neurology