Clinical Orthopedics and Rheumatology

Isolated Anular Legament Radii Injury: Reconstruction with Dermacell®

*Giampietro Bertasi
Department Of Orthopedic Surgery, University Of Padua, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Giampietro Bertasi
Department Of Orthopedic Surgery, University Of Padua, Italy

Published on: 2019-06-17


Matrices or tissue scaffolds provide a collagen structure for tissue remodeling while the removal of viable cells aims to minimize or prevent an inflammatory or immunogenic response. These decellularized collagen scaffolds can support the patient’s own cellular ingrowth and are engineered to minimize an immune response and yield a biocompatible matrix. The decellularized dermis retains growth factors, native collagen scaffold, and elastin.


Annular legament radii; isolated annular legament radii; a cellular dermis matrix


The elbow is a synovial hinge joint, with articulation between the radius, ulna, and humerus. The elbow is intrinsically stable due to a combination of the bony contour, legamentous stability, strong capsule and a multitude of muscles.
• The elbow is the second most common joint to be dislocated.
• This injury is much more common among adolescence and young adults.
Isolated dislocation of the radial head (RHD) in adults is rare. If neglected, this can cause restriction of forearm supination and pronation, secondary degenerative arthritis of the elbow and distal radio ulnar joints. (1-30)