Vascularised vs. Non-vascularised bone grafting for treatment of scaphoid non-union
Treatment of scaphoid nonunion with vascularised and nonvascularised dorsal bone grafting from the distal radiusInt Orthop. 2010 Jun;34(5):683-8. Epub 2009 Sep 3
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86 patients with scaphoid nonunion, and no previous surgical intervention, were randomized to undergo surgical repair using either a vascularized or a conventional non-vascularized graft to determine how these grafts affect union rates and functional outcomes. Results indicated that bone union was observed in significantly more patients in group 1 (vascularized graft) compared to group 2 (non-vasc...
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