Scaphocapitate arthrodesis for treatment of late stage Kienbock disease.

  title={Scaphocapitate arthrodesis for treatment of late stage Kienbock disease.},
  author={Matthias Luegmair and Philippe Saffar},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery, European volume},
  volume={39 4},
Symptomatic lunate collapse owing to Kienböck disease is difficult to treat. To define the potential role of scaphocapitate arthrodesis, we reviewed ten patients who underwent scaphocapitate arthrodesis for stage IIIB-IV Kienböck disease at a mean follow-up of 8.75 years (range 1.3-18.6). Clinical variables included ranges of motion, grip strength, pain, return to work, and QuickDASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand) scores. Radiographs were evaluated for union, carpal height… CONTINUE READING
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