Bone Graft Options in Upper-Extremity Surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Bone grafting in the upper extremity is an important consideration in patients with injuries or conditions resulting in missing bone stock. A variety of indications can necessitate bone grafting in the upper extremity, including fractures with acute bone loss, nonunions, malunions, bony lesions, and bone loss after osteomyelitis. Selecting the appropriate bone graft option for the specific consideration is important to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Considerations such as donor site morbidity and the amount and characteristics of bone graft needed all weigh in the decision making regarding which type of bone graft to use. This article reviews the options available for bone grafting in the upper extremity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Klifto, CS; Gandi, SD; Sapienza, A

Published Date

  • August 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 755 - 761.e2

PubMed ID

  • 29980395

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.03.055


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States