Hernia through iliac crest defect post bone graft harvesting: a rare complication


Ketan C PANDE, Sonali K PANDE, Sudhir TOMEY

Orange City Hospital and Research Centre, Nagpur, India




Bone graft harvesting from the iliac crest is a common procedure. However, this procedure may be associated with a number of minor and major complications leading to morbidity. Herniation through an iliac crest defect is a rare complication of this procedure. We report the case of a 65-year-old obese lady who developed hernia through the iliac crest defect after bone graft harvesting. This was managed by repair of iliac crest defect with a Titanium mesh and reinforcement of the abdominal wall defect with a synthetic mesh.


Keywords: Bone graft, iliac crest, complication, hernia, hernia repair


Correspondence: Ketan C Pande. Department of Orthopaedics, RIPAS Hospital, Bandar Seri Begawan BA 1710, Brunei Darussalam

Tel: 2242424 Ext 5616

E mail: ketanpande@yahoo.com

Brunei Int Med J. 2013; 9 (2): 114-117