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Wrist Arthrodesis

  • Robert Farnell
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Abstract

  • Painful wrist (radiocarpal and/or midcarpal) joint where reconstructive surgical options are not possible. Typical conditions treated with a wrist ­arthrodesis are:
    • Osteoarthritis (from SLAC, SNAC, post wrist fracture, Kienbock’s disease)

    • Rheumatoid arthritis

    • Unsuccessful total joint arthroplasty

    • Spastic hemiplegia with wrist flexion

    • Painful instability

Keywords

Distal Radius Longus Tendon Extensor Retinaculum Extensor Pollicis Longus Wrist Arthrodesis 
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Further Reading

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  3. Cavaliere CM, Chung KC. A systematic review of total wrist arthroplasty compared with total wrist arthrodesis for rheumatoid arthritis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;122(3):813–25.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Watson HK, Weinzweig J, Guidera PM, et al. One thousand intercarpal arthrodeses. J Hand Surg Br. 1999;24(3):307–15.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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