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[Reconstruction of wrist joint by transplanting fibular head pedicled with lateral inferior genicular artery].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, General Hospital of Fengfeng Coal Mining Bureau, Handan Hebei, P.R. China 056200.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate a new operative method to reconstruct wrist joint for treating the defect of the distal radius after excision of tumor.

METHODS:

From October 1999 to December 2001, 3 cases of giant cell tumor in the distal radius were resected and the wrist joint was reconstructed by transplanting the fibular head pedicled with the lateral inferior genicular artery.

RESULTS:

After followed up for 6 to 18 months, all patients achieved the bony healing within 4 months without tumor relapse and had good function of the wrist joint.

CONCLUSION:

This operation is simple and reliable. The fibular head can be cut according to the tumor size of the radius.

PMID:
12822348
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