Current Concepts in Wrist Arthroplasty

Abstract

Wrist arthroplasty offers an alternative treatment for severe wrist arthritis in carefully selected patients. Wrist arthroplasty is most commonly used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but it may be offered to patients with osteoarthritis or posttraumatic arthritis who can comply with permanent wrist activity restrictions. The indications, contraindications, pitfalls, complications, and basic surgical technique for wrist arthroplasty are discussed.

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