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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2000;9(2):154-157.
Published online November 30, 2000.
Biologic Arthroplasty of Elbow with Free Metatarso-Phalangeal Joint Transplantation
Duke Whan Chung, M.D.
유리 중족-족지관절 이식술을 이용한 주관절 전치환술
  Author report a case of double metatarso-phalangeal joint transplantation to the elbow joint in the 31 years old female patient who have large bone defect associated with skin and soft tissue defect. The donor joints were second and third metatarso-phalangeal joint as double joint transfer fashion to enhance stability of graft. The graft based on dorsalis pedis vessel to anastomosed with radial artery of recipient site.
  The result is unsatisfactory because of long lasting lateral instability of reconstructed elbow joint in spite of 40 degree flexion motion and fair axial stability.
  We can conclude that joints from foot can not be an effective donor for biologic joint arthroplasty of elbow joint even though double metatarso-phalangeal joint were harvested.
Key Words: Biologic Arthroplasty, Elbow, Metatarso-phalangeal joint

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