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Cir Cir. 2013 Jan-Feb;81(1):55-9.

[Semiconstrained bipolar implant arthroplasty of the distal radioulnar joint. Case report].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Cirugía de Mano y Microcirugía del Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, D.F. México. espinosalejandro@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The distal radioulnar joint is of paramount importance for the proper function of the upper extremity. There is a wide variety of procedures for the treatment of its advanced pathology but none of them is capable of providing a stable load-bearing joint.

CLINICAL CASE:

We present the case of a 54 year old man who was treated by a semiconstrained bipolar distal radioulnar joint arthroplasty (Aptis) who had a distal radioulnar impingement secondary to a distal ulnar resection (Darrach) previously performed to treat a fracture-dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint.

CONCLUSION:

This case was the first semiconstrained bipolar distal radioulnar joint arthroplasty (Aptis) performed in México. This treatment is capable of providing provides a stable load-bearing joint.

KEYWORDS:

Distal radioulnar joint; arthroplasty

PMID:
23461922
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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