Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Radial collateral ligament reconstruction of the proximal interphalangeal joint of a finger with severe bony defect: revising a failed ligament reconstruction – a case report

AOTT 2015; 49: 701-705
DOI: 10.3944/AOTT.2015.14.0028
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Chronic proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) instability of the finger is rare, and when it occurs usually requires surgical reconstruction. Complications arising from failed ligament reconstruction may result in a situation more difficult to address than the initial reconstruction. This situation is more likely for the finger than other orthopaedic reconstructions because the phalangeal bones are so small. We present a case of chronic radial PIPJ instability of the finger and severe bony defect caused by multiple failed ligament reconstructions that was treated successfully using a modification of the bone-ligament-bone graft technique.


DOI: 10.3944/AOTT.2015.14.0028




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