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The Role of Wrist Fusion and Wrist Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Jagmeet Bhamra, Kuljeet Bhamra, Sandip Hindocha and Wasim Khan   Pages 23 - 28 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis with a predilection for the hand and wrist. The aggressive nature of the disease can lead to severe joint destruction causing significant disability. Surgical options for pan-carpal arthritis include total wrist arthroplasty and total wrist fusion both with varying outcomes, yet both have a role in the carefully selected patients. Fusion remains a popular procedure with consistent reliable results with few complications. We present a review of current evidence, indications and guidance for both fusion and arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis.

Keywords:

Extension, flexion, inflammatory arthritis, outcome, rheumatoid arthritis, total wrist arthroplasty, total wrist fusion.

Affiliation:

Clinical Lecturer, University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, HA7 4LP

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