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Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2007 Mar;11(1):115-20.

Hemiarthroplasty of the distal ulna with an eccentric prosthesis.

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Hand and Upper Limb Centre, University of Western Ontario, St Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Replacement arthroplasty of the ulnar head is indicated primarily for stiffness and pain as a consequence of rheumatoid, degenerative, and posttraumatic arthritis of the distal radioulnar joint. It is also successfully used in the setting of previous failed excisional arthroplasty of the distal ulna. A distal ulnar hemiarthroplasty, which anatomically recreates the native ulnar head by employing an eccentric design, is discussed. The surgical technique includes a dorsal approach and careful repair of the soft tissue stabilizers.

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