Autologous Osteoarticular Transfer From the Lateral Femoral Condyle to the Scaphoid Facet in the Treatment of a Malunited Pediatric Distal Radius Fracture With Physeal Bar

Keith T. Aziz, Ian S. Patten, John Ingari

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Background: Injury to the articular surface of the distal radius commonly occurs after a fall onto an outstretched hand. Intra-articular fractures that cause joint depression require operative intervention and can be especially challenging in skeletally immature patients. Methods: This case report describes the use of an osteoarticular autograft in the treatment of a 13-year-old boy with a malunited distal radius fracture. Results: Osteoarticular transfer from the lateral femoral condyle provided definitive treatment of the malunion and physeal bar and resulted in significant improvement in range of motion. Conclusions: Osteoarticular autograft can be safely used to treat malunions of distal radius articular surface depression fractures in skeletally immature patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • lateral femoral condyle
  • malunited distal radius fracture
  • osteoarticular autograft
  • physeal bar
  • scaphoid facet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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