Metacarpophalangeal collateral ligament reconstruction after band saw amputation: case report with review of MCP anatomy and injury.

Lee Eric Rubin, Roberto Augusto Miki, Sudeep Taksali, Richard Alan Bernstein

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Abstract

Reconstruction of the radial border of the index metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint after band saw amputation is described. The entire radial MCP collateral ligament unit was cleanly retained within the amputated segment, still attached to wafers of corticocancellous bone from the radial aspect of the metacarpal head and base of the proximal phalanx. Acute bone to bone osteosynthesis of the amputated segment led to successful osseous integration of both bone fragments and restoration of stability of the joint. Surgical repair of the radial collateral ligament of the index MCP joint is crucial in achieving an optimal outcome after such an injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalThe Iowa orthopaedic journal
Volume28
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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