RHEUMATOLOGY

Posttraumatic Radiocarpal Arthritis

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Posttraumatic Radiocarpal Arthritis

Key Points • Before embarking for salvage procedures, conservative treatment and corrective osteotomy should have been considered. • If these measures are inapplicable or fail, partial or extensive wrist denervation…

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Posttraumatic DRUJ Arthritis

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Posttraumatic DRUJ Arthritis

Key Points • Salvage procedures of distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) arthritis after distal radius fractures (DRFs) can be divided in resection arthroplasties and implant arthroplasties. • Corrective osteotomy, ulnar shortening,…

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Tendon Ruptures After Distal Radius Fracture

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Tendon Ruptures After Distal Radius Fracture

Key Points • The incidence of tendon ruptures after distal radius fracture is rare, currently 1%–3%, and generally occur within the first year after surgery. The extensor pollicis longus (EPL)…

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Nonunion of Distal Radius Fractures

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Nonunion of Distal Radius Fractures

Key Points • While the cause of nonunion is often multifactorial, both injury (open fracture, severe comminution, soft tissue interposition) and patient (diabetes, smoking, obesity, substance abuse, malnutrition, peripheral vascular…

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