Proximal Scaphoid Pole Reconstruction Utilizing Ipsilateral Proximal Hamate Autograft

Bassem Elhassan, Mohamed Noureldin, Sanjeev Kakar

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Background: Fractures of the proximal pole of the scaphoid can be difficult to heal because of its limited vascular supply. Furthermore, nonunion with avascular necrosis and secondary fragmentation makes surgical reconstruction a challenging procedure. Method: We describe a technique and report the outcome of a proximal hamate autograft to treat a proximal pole scaphoid nonunion with avascular necrosis. Results: At 3.5 years post reconstruction, the patient remains asymptomatic with union of his scaphoid reconstruction without any evidence of scapholunate instability. Conclusion: Proximal hamate autograft is a useful technique for addressing proximal pole scaphoid nonunions with avascular necrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalHand
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • avascularity
  • ipsilateral proximal hamate autograft
  • nonunion
  • proximal scaphoid pole fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Proximal Scaphoid Pole Reconstruction Utilizing Ipsilateral Proximal Hamate Autograft'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this