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Current Rheumatology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3971
ISSN (Online): 1875-6360

Review Article

The Role of Wrist Fusion and Wrist Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Author(s): Jagmeet Bhamra, Kuljeet Bhamra, Sandip Hindocha and Wasim Khan

Volume 13, Issue 1, 2017

Page: [23 - 28] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573397111666151026223636

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Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis with a predilection for the hand and wrist. The aggressive nature of the disease can lead to severe joint destruction causing significant disability. Surgical options for pan-carpal arthritis include total wrist arthroplasty and total wrist fusion both with varying outcomes, yet both have a role in the carefully selected patients. Fusion remains a popular procedure with consistent reliable results with few complications. We present a review of current evidence, indications and guidance for both fusion and arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis.

Keywords: Extension, flexion, inflammatory arthritis, outcome, rheumatoid arthritis, total wrist arthroplasty, total wrist fusion.

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