Bone graft harvest using a new intramedullary system.

  title={Bone graft harvest using a new intramedullary system.},
  author={Mohan Venkatnarsimha Belthur and Janet Conway and Gaurav Jindal and Ashish Ranade and John E. Herzenberg},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={466 12},
UNLABELLED Obtaining autogenous bone graft from the iliac crest can entail substantial morbidity. Alternatively, bone graft can be harvested from long bones using an intramedullary (IM) harvesting system. We measured bone graft volume obtained from the IM canals of the femur and tibia and documented the complications of the harvesting technique. Donor site pain and the union rate were compared between the IM and the traditional iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) harvest. Forty-one patients (23 male… CONTINUE READING