Bone Graft for Nonunion of Right Thumb Proximal Phalanx Fracture
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1Big Rapids Orthopaedics
2Carolina Regional Orthopaedics
4Duke University School of Medicine
In this video, the authors describe and demonstrate a surgical technique for the treatment of an unstable nonunion of a proximal phalangeal fracture of the thumb.
The video describes the surgical exposure, preparation of the nonunion site, harvesting of autogenous iliac corticocancellous bone graft, bone grafting of the defect, and stabilization with K-wire fixation.
Bone Graft for Non-Union of Right Thumb Proximal Phalanx Fracture
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras
Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics
Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics
The patient in this case is an 11-year-old female who fractured the thumb of her dominant hand 1 year ago and now has a well-established non-union of the head of the proximal phalanx of her right thumb. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter repair the fracture by harvesting a bone graft from the patient’s iliac crest and transplanting it into the fracture site. This case was performed during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.