Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 17, Issue 8, pp 576–582 | Cite as

The surgery of the rheumatoid wrist: postoperative appearances and complications of the more common procedures

  • Ray Cope


There is considerable orthopedic interest in the surgical management of rheumatoid arthritis involving the wrist. Surgery is being used more frequently in treating this condition, and many surgical options are available. The biomechanical basis, indications, postoperative appearances, and complications of these many operations should be known to the radiologist involved in preoperative care and postoperative follow-up. Some of the more frequent procedures are presented, and the complications are discussed.

Key words

Distal ulnar resection Lauenstein procedure Wrist arthrodesis Wrist arthroplasty Radialization of the ulna 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ray Cope
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, School of MedicineUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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