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Arthroscopic partial arthrodesis in SLAC 3 wrist arthritis

Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2013;13(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3836

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There are several operations available for wrist arthritis. The aim is an operation with minimal risk as well as reliable and successful outcomes. The surgical options from simple to complex are as follows: wrist arthroscopy and washout; wrist denervation; partial wrist fusion/excision of some wrist bones (proximal row carpectomy); wrist replacement; and wrist fusion. Partial wrist fusion and excision of some wrist bones allow for pain removal but retaining some movement which is normally enough for most daily activities. To make this gesture arthroscopically simplifies the postoperative recovery.