Technique of olecranon bone grafting for surgical fixation of scaphoid fractures

Harvey Chim, Fuat Malkoc, Shian Chao Tay, Andrew Yam, Lam Chuan Teoh

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Currently described sources of bone graft, such as iliac crest and distal radius, for supplemental fixation of scaphoid fractures are suboptimal. In our experience, olecranon bone has the advantage of providing a convenient source of corticocancellous block graft that can be harvested within the same sterile operative field used for fixation of the scaphoid fracture, and it also causes less postoperative pain compared to that obtained from iliac crest. Here, we describe our surgical technique for harvest and use of olecranon bone graft for fixation of scaphoid fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1220-1223
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011


  • Bone graft
  • hand
  • nonunion
  • olecranon
  • scaphoid fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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