Hand and Wrist Surgery

Vögelin, E; Villiger, PM (2011). Hand and Wrist Surgery. Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie, 70(1), pp. 21-5. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00393-010-0681-6

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Despite improved medical treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel compression, caput ulnae syndrome and palmar and dorsal tenosynovitis with potential tendon rupture represent urgent surgical indications. While diagnostic and therapeutic synovectomy may guide medical treatment, it should be performed before joint instability and destructive arthritis are established. Swan-neck and Boutonniere deformities as well as ulnar or radial drift of metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints or the wrist can only be corrected when the involved joints are supple and intact. In the presence of destructive arthritis, partial and total wrist fusion, arthroplasties of the MCP joints and arthrodeses of the distal interphalangeal joints are recommended.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Hand Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology

UniBE Contributor:

Vögelin, Esther and Villiger, Peter

ISSN:

0340-1855

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:23

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 13:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00393-010-0681-6

PubMed ID:

21267737

Web of Science ID:

000286611700004

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.7998

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7998 (FactScience: 213402)

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