Title: Arthrodesis of the wrist for osteoarthritis: outcome with a minimum follow-up of 4 years
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Truyen, J #
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Series Title: Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Lothian) vol:28 issue:6 pages:575-7
Abstract: The outcome of total wrist arthrodesis was reviewed in 36 patients with osteoarthritis after a minimum follow-up of 4 years. Pain relief was not complete, and although 20 were pain free at rest, only six were pain-free during manual activity. Grip strength was 63% of the contralateral side and the DASH score remained high. Only 21 of the 34 could be re-employed. The mean time off work was 14 months. Complications were numerous and additional surgery was required in 21 patients.
ISSN: 0266-7681
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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