Vascularized Bone Grafting for Treatment of Kienböck's Disease

Bassem T. Elhassan, Alexander Y. Shin

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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 the 4th plus 5th extensor compartment artery vascularized bone graft for Kienböck's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-154
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • 4+5 extensor compartment artery
  • Kienböck's disease
  • technique
  • vascularized bone grafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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