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A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology


Official Journal of the Piedmontese-Ligurian-Lombard Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2005 October;56(5):433-43

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Surgery of the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis

Rahimtoola Z. O.

Department of Orthopaedics Leiden University Medical Center Leiden, The Netherlands

Following a brief epidemiological introduction, a historical and contemporary overview of the treatment options of the rheumatoid wrist is presented. Conservative and surgical therapy of the radiocarpal joint is summarised, including discussion of soft-tissue procedures, partial and total wrist arthrodeses and total wrist arthroplasty. The final section is devoted to the treatment of the distal radioulnar joint and includes: distal ulna head resection, Sauvé-Kapandji and distal radioulnar joint arthroplasty procedures.

language: English


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