Rheumatoid Wrist Conservative Surgery - Rob Sneath 24/7/2001


 

 

Brief

  Adolfsson et al, Linköping, Sweden       J Hand Surg       1997   

Authors

L. Adolfsson and M. Frisén

Title

Arthroscopic Synovectomy of the Rheumatoid Wrist - A 3.8 year follow up

Reference

J Hand Surg 1997;22B:6:711-713

Summary

Relatively long term review of this recent operation indicating clinical effectiveness

Critique

No control and no statistically significant improvement mentioned

 

 

 

 

Brief

Chantelot et al, Lille, France           J Hand Surg              1999

Authors

C. Chantelot, Fontaine, Flipo, Migaud, Coustumer and Duquennoy

Title

Synovectomy combined with the Sauvé-Kapandji procedure for the Rheumatoid wrist

Reference

J Hand Surg 1999;24B:4:405-409

Summary

39 wrists where retrospectively examined at a mean of 64.8 months for the above procedure demonstrating a very significant improvement in pain

Critique

Retrospective review. Variable incidence of other procedures taking place (tendon transfers and synovectomies)

 

 

 

 



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