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Wrist Arthrodesis in Rheumatoid Arthritis by Parallel K Wires and Ulna Autograft: A Case Report

Govindarajan Hemanthakumar, Muthu Sathish, Naganathan Muthalagan

Citation Information : Hemanthakumar G, Sathish M, Muthalagan N. Wrist Arthrodesis in Rheumatoid Arthritis by Parallel K Wires and Ulna Autograft: A Case Report. 2020; 2 (1):38-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10079-1011

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Case description: Nowadays, management of end-stage rheumatoid wrist remains controversial between fusion and arthroplasty. We present a simple method of rheumatoid wrist fusion in a 56-year-old woman, using parallel Kirschner (K) wires and local ulna graft. Wrist fusion was achieved at 8 weeks, while implants are removed a month later without any complications in the immediate or late postoperative period. Conclusion: Management of end-stage rheumatoid wrist with parallel wires remains a simple, versatile, and reliable method to achieve wrist fusion without any complication due to hardware or the disease by itself.

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