Title: Outcome of four-corner arthrodesis for advanced carpal collapse: circular plate versus traditional techniques
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Deprez, P.
Duerinckx, J.
Degreef, Ilse #
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:75 issue:3 pages:323-327
Abstract: Twenty eight patients with advanced carpal collapse (20 with scapho-lunate advanced collapse [SLAC] and 8 with scaphoid-nonunion advanced collapse [SNAC]) who were treated with a four-corner arthrodesis were reviewed; 23 had a good or excellent outcome. The mean DASH score was 41. The flexion/extension arc decreased from 72° to 52°. Gripping force increased from 46% to 72%. The range of motion was better in those with traditional fixation (K-wires or screws) compared to the newer circular plates. There was no significant difference concerning pain relief, gripping force and disability.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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