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J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jul;36(7):1220-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.04.012.

Technique of olecranon bone grafting for surgical fixation of scaphoid fractures.

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Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.

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  • J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Sep;36(9):1567.


Currently described sources of bone graft, such as iliac crest and distal radius, for supplemental fixation of scaphoid fractures are suboptimal. In our experience, olecranon bone has the advantage of providing a convenient source of corticocancellous block graft that can be harvested within the same sterile operative field used for fixation of the scaphoid fracture, and it also causes less postoperative pain compared to that obtained from iliac crest. Here, we describe our surgical technique for harvest and use of olecranon bone graft for fixation of scaphoid fractures.

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