Health status after total wrist arthrodesis for posttraumatic arthritis.

  title={Health status after total wrist arthrodesis for posttraumatic arthritis.},
  author={Lauren Adey and David Ring and Jesse B. Jupiter},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={30 5},
PURPOSE Total wrist arthrodesis is regarded as the most predictable way to relieve the pain of posttraumatic wrist arthritis. Wrist arthrodesis also is believed to be compatible with a high level of upper-extremity function. This study evaluated the effect of total wrist arthrodesis on both general and upper-extremity-specific health status in patients treated for posttraumatic wrist arthritis. METHODS By using an institutional review board-approved protocol 22 patients were evaluated an… CONTINUE READING

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