Proximal row carpectomy: clinical evaluation.

  title={Proximal row carpectomy: clinical evaluation.},
  author={Joseph E. Imbriglia and A S Broudy and W C Hagberg and D J McKernan},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={15 3},
Proximal row carpectomy as a treatment of disorders of the radiocarpal joint remains controversial despite numerous reports documenting clinically successful outcomes. Criticism includes postoperative loss of grip strength, unsatisfactory range of motion, prolonged rehabilitation time, and the potential for progressive painful arthritis. Twenty-seven patients were studied to address these concerns. The average length of follow-up was 4 years. Postoperative pain relief was achieved in 26… CONTINUE READING

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