Revision of Failed Sternal Fixation Using Tricortical Iliac Crest In-Lay Autograft and Mesh Plate: A Case Report

Temi D. Ogunleye, Tim A. Carlson, Peter A. Cole

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Abstract

CASE: We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who sustained a comminuted transverse sternal fracture that failed primary open reduction internal fixation (ORIF). The patient underwent staged nonunion reconstruction with a tricortical iliac crest bone graft and mesh plate. With 18 months of a sustained successful outcome, we propose a treatment strategy for a challenging clinical problem. CONCLUSION: When primary ORIF fails, bone healing and resolution of a painful sternal nonunion can be effectively managed with a tricortical iliac crest in-lay autograft and locking mesh plate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2021

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Copyright © 2021 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated.

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