Wrist arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis. A comparison of two methods of fusion.

@article{Howard1993WristAI,
  title={Wrist arthrodesis in rheumatoid arthritis. A comparison of two methods of fusion.},
  author={Andrew C Howard and Dawn Stanley and Cindy Getty},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={377-80}
}
17 wrists were arthrodesed in 13 patients with severe wrist disease due to rheumatoid arthritis. Eight fusions in seven patients were carried out using a radial sliding bone graft technique whilst nine fusions in nine patients were undertaken using a third tubular AO plate. Subjective, objective and radiological assessments confirmed the efficacy of both methods but indicated a shorter period of post-operative immobilization for patients treated using the AO plate fixation technique. The… CONTINUE READING