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The ulno-carpal abutment syndrome. Follow-up of the wafer procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7797965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seven wrists in six patients with ulno-carpal abutment syndrome were treated by a subchondral distal ulna resection (wafer procedure). The average follow-up was 36 months. Wrist function was evaluated using a clinical scoring chart. The parameters were pain, range of motion, grip strength and activities. One patient had a poor result, one a fair result and the remaining had good to excellent results. In all cases grip strength showed dramatic improvement. Complications were limited to palpable subcutaneous nylon sutures requiring removal in three patients and extensor carpi ulnaris tendinitis in one.
A H Schuurman; K E Bos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-03     Completed Date:  1995-08-03     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis / radiography,  surgery*
Carpal Bones / radiography,  surgery*
Hand Strength / physiology
Middle Aged
Osteotomy / methods
Postoperative Complications / radiography
Prospective Studies
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Ulna / radiography,  surgery*
Weight-Bearing / physiology

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