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Type: Journal article
Title: Surgical approaches to the distal radioulnar joint
Author: Bain, G.
Pourgiezis, N.
Roth, J.
Citation: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, 2007; 11(1):51-56
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 1089-3393
Abstract: The distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is classified as a uniaxial synovial pivot joint between the convex head of the ulna and the concave ulnar notch of the radius. The DRUJ can be approached from 3 sides with a refined dorsal approach retaining a robust retinacular-dorsal capsular layer preferred by most surgeons. Recent descriptions of safe and extensile volar approaches have broadened indications for a volar approach to the DRUJ. A subcutaneous ulnar approach remains an option particularly when dealing with additional distal ulnar pathology. A description of technique and review of the surgical experience in exposure and treatment of DRUJ pathology will be presented, with advantages, disadvantages, and authors' preferred techniques.
Keywords: distal radioulnar joint, surgical approach,exposure, volar ulnar, wrist, distal radius
Description: copyright 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia
RMID: 0020074428
DOI: 10.1097/bth.0b013e318033bdae
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