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Are Fibular Allograft Struts Useful for Unicameral Bone Cysts of the Proximal Humerus in Skeletally Mature Patients?
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research  (IF4.176),  Pub Date : 2021-12-14, DOI: 10.1097/corr.0000000000002083
Khodamorad Jamshidi, Mehrdad Bahradadi, Marjan Bahrabadi, Alireza Mirzaei

Although most unicameral bone cysts (UBCs) are either successfully treated or have healed by the time of skeletal maturity, a small proportion of patients will have persistent UBCs beyond the age of skeletal maturity. More reliable methods are needed to treat persistent UBCs in the humerus because these cysts are associated with a high risk of fracture due to thinning of the humeral cortex. In this study, we evaluated whether inserting a fibular strut allograft into the humerus would be associated with healing of the cyst and union of associated pathologic fractures in skeletally mature patients with a UBC of the proximal humerus.