Wrist Arthrodesis With Femoral Head Structural Allograft After Failed Total Wrist Arthroplasty

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Abstract

The failed total wrist arthroplasty represents a challenging reconstructive problem for the upper extremity surgeon. Bone loss, poor bone quality, and soft tissue defects all present technical challenges when considering revision procedures. Our purpose is to describe a technique for wrist arthrodesis after failed total wrist arthroplasty utilizing fresh-frozen femoral head allograft and dorsal plate fixation. We describe a simple method of allograft preparation for this procedure, as graft preparation and implantation can be time consuming and technically challenging.

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