Finger joint reconstruction with costal osteochondral graft

Kazuki Sato, Toshiyasu Nakamura, Noriaki Nakamichi, Noriko Okuyama, Yoshiaki Toyama, Hiroyasu Ikegami

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Cartilage disorders of the finger joint may influence hand function. Loss of integrity of the finger joint may severely compromise its stability and may lead to degenerative arthritis. Anatomical reduction of the finger cartilage should be as precise as possible in treating cartilage defects due to trauma and other causes. We have repaired cartilage defects in finger joints by arthroplasty with costal osteochondral grafting in 29 patients (30joints) since 1997. Three patients underwent total joint reconstruction using costal osteochondral grafting for complete bony ankylosis (1 metacarpophalangeal joint and 2 proximal interphalangeal joints). The purpose of this study was to describe the history, indications, and surgical techniques of the costal osteochondral graft for cartilage disorders or defects in the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept 1


  • Costal osteochondral graft
  • Finger joint
  • Osteochondral graft
  • Reconstruction
  • Rib

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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