Preoperative computer-assisted design templating of complex articular olecranon osteotomy: case report

J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Dec;35(12):1990-4.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.08.028. Epub 2010 Nov 18.


Preoperative 3-dimensional modeling methods are commonly used in orthopedic surgery but there have been limited reports of their use for planning upper extremity surgery. In this report, we describe a case of a malunited olecranon fracture and its management using custom preoperative computed tomographic templating and mechanical modeling. One year after surgery, the patient demonstrated nearly full painless restoration of function and motion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Female
  • Fractures, Comminuted / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Comminuted / surgery*
  • Fractures, Malunited / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Malunited / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Olecranon Process / diagnostic imaging
  • Olecranon Process / surgery*
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Radiography
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Ulna Fractures / surgery*