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Wrist Osteoarthritis

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Other Names

  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Distal Radioulnar Joint Arthritis
  • Radiocarpal Arthropathy

Background


Pathophysiology


Risk Factors


Differential Diagnosis


Clinical Features


Evaluation

Wrist XR demonstrating moderate radiocarpal arthritis

Radiographs


Classification

  • N/A

Management

Nonoperative

  • Often first line treatment for mild symptoms

Operative

  • Address etiology:
    • SLAC
    • Scaphotrapezio-Trapezoid Arthritis
      • Needs to be updated
    • SNAC
    • Pisotriquetrial Arthritis
      • Excise pisiform
    • Distal Radioulnar Joint Arthritis
      • Distal ulna resection or head replacement

Return to Play

  • Highly variable
  • Depends on management strategy

Complications

  • Chronic Pain
  • Loss of ADLs
  • Inability to return to job

See Also

External


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 29 October 2019 22:56:03
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Last edited:
5 January 2024 00:54:37
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