Scaphoid excision and capitolunate arthrodesis for radioscaphoid arthritis.

@article{Kirschenbaum1993ScaphoidEA,
  title={Scaphoid excision and capitolunate arthrodesis for radioscaphoid arthritis.},
  author={Dan Kirschenbaum and Lawrence H. Schneider and William H. Kirkpatrick and Denise L C Adams and Ronald P. Cody},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          780-5
        }
}
Eighteen patients with symptomatic radioscaphoid arthritis had scaphoid excision and capitolunate arthrodesis. Eight patients also had a silicone scaphoid replacement. The follow-up period averaged 3 years. Fusion was solid in 12 cases at an average of 8 weeks, and pain was significantly less at follow-up evaluation. Six patients had a pseudarthrosis and five had persistent pain. Immobilization in the pseudarthrosis group averaged 6 weeks, which was significantly less than the group that fused… CONTINUE READING
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