All the following are disadvantages of using tibia as a source of structural graft except (DNB Dec 2011)
|A||Normal limb is jeopardised|
|B||Convalescence is prolonged|
|C||Lateral popliteal nerve is frequently damaged|
|D||The tibia needs to be protected for 6-12 months to prevent fractures|
Lateral popliteal nerve is frequently damaged
a. In addition the other disadvantages of using tibia as a donor are the removal of tibia adds to the duration and magnitude of the procedure.
b. Lateral popliteal nerve is not damaged while harvesting tibia, it is more of a complication while harvesting the fibula