How Do Wrist Surgical Salvage Procedures Limit Hand Strength?
Wendy M. Murray
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August 2016 -
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Wrist osteoarthritis has been described as “one of the most common conditions encountered by the orthopaedic surgeon”. In men older than 60, severe osteoarthritis is more frequently present at the wrist than the hip. The wrist is a complicated joint that implant technology has failed to effectively replicate. As a result, surgical salvage procedures are commonly used to treat osteoarthritis at the wrist, unlike at the hip or knee where joint replacement is the gold standard. The two most common...