Costo-osteochondral graft for post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the radial head in an adolescent boy

S. Iwai, K. Sato, T. Nakamura, M. Okazaki, Y. Itoh, Y. Toyama, H. Ikegami

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Abstract

We present a case of post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the radial head in a 13-year-old boy which was treated with costo-osteochondral grafts. A satisfactory outcome was seen at a follow-up of two years and ten months. Although costo-osteochondral grafting has been used in the treatment of defects in articular cartilage, especially in the hand and the elbow, the extension of the technique to manage post-traumatic osteonecrosis of the radial head in a child has not previously been reported in the English language literature. Complete relief of pain was obtained and an improvement in the range of movement was observed. The long-term results remain uncertain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume93 B
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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