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2021 Mar 10

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res

Does the management of osteofibrous dysplasia of the tibia and fibula in children should be tailored to the extent and location of the lesion? A case control study investigating different surgical options.


Osteofibrous dysplasia (OFD) is a rare non neoplastic, self-limited intracortical fibro-osseous lesion that most commonly affects the diaphysis of the tibia and fibula of children, the best treatment is still debated. Therefore we performed a retrospective study in children mostly under 10 years old with OFD aiming to determine whether early surgery is necessary and which is the best treatment.