Technique Using Bone Wax to Aid in Fashioning Grafts for Osteochondral Allografting of Bony Defects of Humeral Head


Visualization of the three-dimensional nature of a Hill–Sachs lesion during osteoarticular allografting via an anterior approach is challenging and makes fashioning of an appropriately sized shape-matched graft difficult. A technique using bone wax to aid in templating the size and shape of the Hill–Sachs lesion for grafting is described. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 23(1):49–51, 2014)

Key words: bone wax, Hill–Sachs, osteoarticular allograft, osteochondral allograft

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Chung Ming Chan, MB, BS, and Kevin W. Farmer, MD