In Nonunions, the case in which a broken bone fails to heal in an acceptable period of time, alternative treatments to immobilization alone are considered. Occasionally, when this happens, a new blood supply may need to be brought in to aid the healing process. Vascularized bone grafts include bone donor sites near to or remote from the area for repair. Scaphoid fractures are the most notable example in the wrist, especially those of the proximal pole, the part nearest the forearm. Avascular necrosis of the lunate, Kienböck’s Disease, often require a surgical procedure, such as a vascularized bone graft, in order to heal. Traumatic bone loss and tubular bones of the upper extremity, from the metacarpals to the humerus, may be considered for this form of surgical reconstruction.
Hand Surgeons Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky MD and Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky are certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in addition to Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The doctor is a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society and has received the Physician's Recognition Award from the American Medical Association.
A member of the ASSH, AAOS and the International Federation of Societies for the Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky
Handsport Surgery Institute
HandSport® Surgery Institute is the Manhattan based practice of hand surgeon Mark E. Pruzansky, MD, a pioneer in the field of Hand Surgery and Upper Extremity Surgery including Sports Injuries.
975 Park Avenue
New York,New York