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Orthop Clin North Am. 2019 Jul;50(3):345-356. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2019.03.002. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Wrist Denervation: Techniques and Outcomes.

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1
New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West, 168th Street PH 11-1119, New York City, NY 10032, USA.
2
New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West, 168th Street PH 11-1119, New York City, NY 10032, USA. Electronic address: rjs8@cumc.columbia.edu.

Abstract

Wrist denervation is a safe and effective procedure for the treatment of chronic wrist pain that can delay or eliminate the need for salvage or anatomically distorting procedure, such as proximal row carpectomy. The traditionally more extensive wrist denervation has evolved to procedures requiring fewer incisions. Efficacy of this procedure is corroborated by multiple publications either as a stand-alone procedure or as an adjunct to other procedures. This review provides an update on the status of wrist denervation.

KEYWORDS:

Denervation; Radiocarpal arthritis; Wrist arthritis; Wrist denervation; Wrist pain

PMID:
31084837
DOI:
10.1016/j.ocl.2019.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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