The wrist is a complex joint that concentrates different types of tis-sues (e.g., bone, cartilage, ligaments, nerves, vessels) and a broad different spectrum of diseases. Treatment of wrist injuries has improved during recent years, mainly because of improvement in strategy, techniques, microsurgical equipment, understanding anatomy and improvements in technology. In this article, we present the five operations (i.e., carpal tunnel release, medial femo-ral condyle bone flap for scaphoid nonunion associated with carpal collapse and avascular necrosis, scaphocapitate arthrodesis for Kienböck disease, per-cutaneous screw fixation of nondisplaced scaphoid fracture, and four-corner arthrodesis) that have consistently given good outcomes in patients suffering from different wrist injuries/maladies. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 147: 295e, 2021.)
After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize the following five wrist operations as consistent options for different wrist injuries: carpal tunnel release, medial fem-oral condyle bone flap for scaphoid nonunion associated with carpal collapse and avascular necrosis, scaphocapitate arthrodesis for Kienböck disease, per-cutaneous screw fixation of nondisplaced scaphoid fracture, and four-corner arthrodesis.
- Know the state-of-the-art of these five procedures.
- State the indications of each operation.
- List the surgical steps of these five procedures.
Faculty Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery®Editors:
Andres A. Maldonado, MD, PhD; Nicholas Pulos, MD; Peter C. Rhee, DO; Alexander Y. Shin, MD
Rod J. Rohrich, MD
James M. Stuzin, MD
Donald H. Lalonde, MD; John YS Kim, MDAccreditation Information
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media: Journal Article, video
Release Date: 1/27/2021
Expiration Date: 1/27/2024
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
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