Hand and Wrist Implants

  • Tamsin Wilkinson
  • Ryan Trickett
  • Carlos Heras-Palou


The development of arthroplasty in the hand and wrist lags behind that of the larger joints, and as yet, there is no clear consensus on the best overall material or configuration for most joint replacements. As a result, there is a proliferation of replacements on the market, most of which have only short-term results available. This chapter is, therefore, not a comprehensive atlas of all replacements but endeavors to provide an idea on radiological appearances. Some specialized fusions have been included as well.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamsin Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Ryan Trickett
    • 1
  • Carlos Heras-Palou
    • 2
  1. 1.University Hospital of WalesCardiffUK
  2. 2.Pulvertaft Hand CentreDerbyUK

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