Arthroplasty Around the Wrist: CME, RADIOCARPAL, DRUJ, An Issue of Hand Clinics,

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 12, 2012 - Medical - 174 pages
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“Arthroplasty Around the Wrist, by Marwan Wehbe, MD, will cover many of the procedures involved with wrist replacement and some techniques that don’t require implants. One article, “Thumb CMC Arthroplasty without Implants, from Anchovy to LRTI reviews all methods to correct thumb arthritis, (anchovy is actually a rolled tendon that looks like an anchovy). Another article details a new way to fix thumb arthritis without any implants. I’ll encourage Dr. Wehbe and contributors to submit videos of procedures.

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An Artelon spacer was inserted into my wrist. I am female, aged 73 years.
After operation, an xray showed the spacer had moved.
A second operation was performed to rectify this, but the median
nerve was compromised, resulting in total 10/10 pain for 3 days until surgeon realized what had happened.
A third operation was performed to reposition said nerve.
After 2 weeks the first 3 fingers are numb and all 5 are swollen.
It is almost impossible to exercise the hand due to the swelling, numbness and acute pain.
I wouldnot recommend this surgery, especially arthritic problems can be solved without implants.
I have no guarantee I will ever be able to use the hand as before surgery and believe the surgeon was too keen to operate.


Dedication to Those Who Taught
Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition
Trapezium Resection with Mersilene Suspension Sling
Trapezium Prosthetic Arthroplasty Silicone Artelon
Arthroplasty of the ScaphoidTrapeziumTrapezoid
Proximal Row Carpectomy
Wrist Arthroplasty
Prosthetic Arthroplasty of the Distal Radioulnar Joint
Implant Arthroplasty for Treatment of Ulnar Head
Distal Radioulnar Joint Constrained Arthroplasty
Rehabilitation Following Thumb CMC Radiocarpal
A Carpal Ligament Substitute Part 1
A Carpal Ligament Substitute Part II

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