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Degenerative arthritis at the triscaphe joint.

Connecticut Combined Hand Service, Hartford Hospital.
The Journal Of Hand Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.57). 04/1990; 15(2):232-5. DOI: 10.1016/0363-5023(90)90100-6
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ABSTRACT The clinical presentation of triscaphe arthritis and the results of arthrodesis are presented. Twenty-one patients had triscaphe arthrodesis for treatment of arthritis of the triscaphe joint between 1972 and 1986. Seven also had rotary subluxation of the scaphoid and one had Kienböck's disease. Twenty patients were available for examination at an average of 5 years after operation. All had relief of pain and the average flexion-extension arc was 101 degrees. One patient had a nonunion successfully treated by refusion, and in two patients a dystrophy developed, which was relieved by a stress loading program. No progression of arthritis was seen elsewhere in the wrist.

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