Metacarpal reconstruction with free autogenous cartilage and bone following tumor resection. A case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 26-year-old woman with a giant cell tumor of the metacarpal bone of the index finger was treated by en bloc resection and metacarpal reconstruction. A free autogenous iliac crest bone graft was used to reconstruct the metacarpal and a free autogenous costal cartilage graft was used to resurface the metacarpophalangeal joint. The bone graft was transfixed with a plate. The patient developed 12 degrees-62 degrees motion at the metacarpophalangeal joint and has maintained a stable joint space for 30 months. Viable hyaline cartilage was present when a biopsy procedure was performed on the joint at five months. The bone graft rapidly incorporated. There has been no evidence of tumor recurrence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Richards, RR; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • November 1, 1984

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 226

PubMed ID

  • 6386256

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-921X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States