Case ReportsIntramedullary Foreign Bodies within Fresh-Frozen Fibular Cortical Allograft A Case ReportPutko, Robert M. MD1,a; Rodkey, Daniel L. MD1; White, Sharese M. MD2 Author Information 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Uniformed Services University – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia aE-mail address for R.M. Putko:[email protected] Investigation performed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Bevloir, Virginia Disclosure:TheDisclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interestforms are provided with the online version of the article (https://links.lww.com/JBJSCC/B693). Disclaimer: All of the authors are employees of the US Government, and this work was prepared as part of their official duties. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of the Army, Department of Defense, nor the US Government. Nothing in this article implies any Federal/DOD/DON/DOA endorsement. Furthermore, each author attests that all individuals who qualify as authors have been listed; each has participated in the conception and design of this work, the analysis of data, the writing of the article, and the approval of the submission of this version; that the article represents valid work; that any information obtained from another source was appropriately acknowledged in this article; and that each author takes public responsibility for the contents of this article. JBJS Case Connector: October-December 2021 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - e21.00397 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.21.00397 Buy Metrics Abstract Case: A 71-year-old man with a proximal humerus fracture nonunion underwent surgery augmented by a fibular cortical strut allograft. On placing the allograft within the proximal humerus, fluoroscopic images showed 2 foreign bodies found to be broken drill bits located within the allograft. The drill bits were extracted, and the allograft was reprepared for use. Conclusion: After 2 years of follow-up, no significant sequela related to the foreign bodies was noted. To the best of our knowledge, this case report represents the first-of-its-kind occurrence of broken drill bits found within bone allograft. Written work prepared by employees of the Federal Government as part of their official duties is, under the U.S. Copyright Act, a “work of the United States Government” for which copyright protection under Title 17 of the United States Code is not available. As such, copyright does not extend to the contributions of employees of the Federal Government.