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Complications of 50 consecutive limited wrist fusions by a single surgeon.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Brown, RE; Erdmann, D
Published in: Ann Plast Surg
July 1995

Fifty limited wrist fusions were performed in 47 patients including 24 scaphoid-trapezium-trapezoid, 12 capitate-lunate-triquetrum-hamate, and 13 other limited wrist fusion combinations. Fusions were performed most commonly for rotary subluxation of the scaphoid and follow-up averaged 13.6 months for the chart review and 44 months for the questionnaire. There were 10 major complications in 8 patients, most of which required secondary surgery. There were 3 partial nonunions but no complete nonunions. Two patients later underwent a total wrist fusion. There were 15 minor complications in 10 patients, most of which were managed nonoperatively. A questionnaire was returned on 28 of the 50 fusions. Pain levels decreased from a preoperative level of 8.2 to a postoperative level of 3.0 (scale of 1-10 with 10 being most severe pain ever). All but 3 patients would have the fusion again.

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Published In

Ann Plast Surg

DOI

ISSN

0148-7043

Publication Date

July 1995

Volume

35

Issue

1

Start / End Page

46 / 53

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wrist Injuries
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Surgery
  • Reoperation
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Radiography
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pain Measurement
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
 

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Brown, R. E., & Erdmann, D. (1995). Complications of 50 consecutive limited wrist fusions by a single surgeon. Ann Plast Surg, 35(1), 46–53. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000637-199507000-00010
Brown, R. E., and D. Erdmann. “Complications of 50 consecutive limited wrist fusions by a single surgeon.Ann Plast Surg 35, no. 1 (July 1995): 46–53. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000637-199507000-00010.
Brown RE, Erdmann D. Complications of 50 consecutive limited wrist fusions by a single surgeon. Ann Plast Surg. 1995 Jul;35(1):46–53.
Brown, R. E., and D. Erdmann. “Complications of 50 consecutive limited wrist fusions by a single surgeon.Ann Plast Surg, vol. 35, no. 1, July 1995, pp. 46–53. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00000637-199507000-00010.
Brown RE, Erdmann D. Complications of 50 consecutive limited wrist fusions by a single surgeon. Ann Plast Surg. 1995 Jul;35(1):46–53.

Published In

Ann Plast Surg

DOI

ISSN

0148-7043

Publication Date

July 1995

Volume

35

Issue

1

Start / End Page

46 / 53

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wrist Injuries
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Surgery
  • Reoperation
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Radiography
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pain Measurement
  • Middle Aged
  • Male