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Glehr, M; Gruber, G; Stengel, D; Lautenbach, M; Zach, A; Eisenschenk, A.
Wrist Arthodesis: Improvement of Life Quality by Loss of Motion
PHYSIK MED REHABIL KURORTMEDI. 2008; 18(5): 279-284. [OPEN ACCESS]
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Glehr Mathias
Gruber Gerald
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Abstract:
Purpose: Is it possible to improve quality of life and reduce pain of patients with posttraumatic wrist degeneration through total wrist arthrodesis? Methods: Of 57 performed wrist arthrodesis 36 follow up examinations could be done. The follow up evaluation included a general questionnaire, the DASH-Score (Disability of Arm and Shoulder), physical examination and radiological imaging. Results: After 29 months (14-79) 15 patients (44%) were highly or well satisfied with the outcome, 14 patients (41%) were satisfied and six (18%) patients were little or not satisfied. The postoperative DASH-score was 48.9 points. X-rays of all wrist arthrodesis showed a sufficient bone healing and no sign of loosening. Conclusion: Improvement in quality of life, autonomy of patients and pain reduction could be achieved through total wrist arthrodesis despite loss of motion.

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