Vascularized Medial Femoral Condyle Graft for Thumb Metacarpal Reconstruction: Case Report

Douglas M. Sammer, Allen T. Bishop, Alexander Y. Shin

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The vascularized medial femoral condyle bone graft has many clinical applications. It can be harvested as a thin, pliable, corticoperiosteal graft and wrapped around recalcitrant nonunions in long bones to achieve osseous union. It can also be harvested as a small, structural, corticocancellous graft and used to treat small defects such as scaphoid avascular nonunion. We present a case of thumb metacarpal osteomyelitis resulting in a large segmental osseous defect. Reconstruction was performed using a large, structural, vascularized bone graft from the medial femoral condyle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-718
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009


  • Vascularized bone graft
  • medial femoral condyle
  • metacarpal osteomyelitis
  • metacarpal reconstruction
  • thumb reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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