Long-term results following proximal row carpectomy.

  title={Long-term results following proximal row carpectomy.},
  author={Matthew M Tomaino and Jeanne L Delsignore and Richard I Burton},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={19 4},
The functional outcome, patient satisfaction, and x-ray film status for 23 wrists were examined an average of 6 years following proximal row carpectomy. Surgery was performed for Kienbock's disease, scapholunate dissociation with periscaphoid arthritis, and scaphoid nonunion not suitable for bone grafting. Twenty patients were satisfied with functional performance and pain relief. Wrist flexion-extension arc averaged 74 degrees, or 61%, of the opposite wrist at a later examination. Grip… CONTINUE READING