Kuhlmann vascularized bone grafting for treatment of Kienböck’s disease: a case report

  • Mohamed Ali Sbai
  • Hichem Msek
  • Sofien Benzarti
  • Monia Boussen
  • Riadh Maalla

Abstract

Treatment of Kienböck's disease has historically been determined by staging, ulnar variance, and presence or absence of arthritic changes. With the advent of newer techniques of vascularized bone grafting, the status of the cartilage shell of the lunate has become another factor that can influence the procedure performed. The purpose of this article is to describe the technique of Kuhlmann vascularized bone graft for Kienböck's disease. In addition, the indications, contraindications, and outcomes are described.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24

Author Biographies

Mohamed Ali Sbai
Orthopedics and Trauma Department, Maamouri Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia
Hichem Msek
Orthopedics and Trauma Department, Maamouri Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia
Sofien Benzarti
Orthopedics and Trauma Department, Maamouri Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia
Monia Boussen
Emergency Department, Mongi Slim hospital, La Marsa,
Tunisia
Riadh Maalla
Plastic Surgery Department, Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Published
2016-08-31
Section
Articles

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