Vascularized Bone Autoplasty with Graft from Medial Femoral Epicondyle in Scaphoid Pseudarthrosis

Abstract


Nineteen patients (16 - 49 years) with scaphoid pseudarthrosis were treated using vascularized bone autograft from medial femoral epicondyle. Mean term since scaphoid fracture made up 30.5 ± 21.2 months. In all cases avascular necrosis of the proximal fragment, scaphoid humpbach deformity and dorsal intercalated segment instability (DISI) were present. In 16 (84.2%) consolidation in the zone of scaphoid pseudarthrosis was achieved at terms from 8 to 12 weeks after operation. In 3 (15.8%) unsatisfactory results were observed. Average scapholunate angle correction made up 13°. Average force of feast and pinch grasps increased on the average by 2.5 and 1.5 times, respectively. One year after surgery the average estimation by DASH scale decreased by 9.6 points at average, from 27 to 13.4 points.

About the authors

I. O Golubev

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov, Moscow, Russia


R. V Yulov

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov, Moscow, Russia

Email: yulov_ruslan@mail.ru

O. M Bushuev

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov, Moscow, Russia


M. V Merkulov

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov, Moscow, Russia


I. A Kutepov

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov, Moscow, Russia


A. A Maksimov

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov, Moscow, Russia


V. M Grishin

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia


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