[Semiconstrained bipolar implant arthroplasty of the distal radioulnar joint. Case report]

Cir Cir. Jan-Feb 2013;81(1):55-9.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

Introduction: The distal radioulnar joint is of paramount importance for the proper function of the upper extremity. There is a wide variety of procedures for the treatment of its advanced pathology but none of them is capable of providing a stable load-bearing joint.

Clinical case: We present the case of a 54 year old man who was treated by a semiconstrained bipolar distal radioulnar joint arthroplasty (Aptis) who had a distal radioulnar impingement secondary to a distal ulnar resection (Darrach) previously performed to treat a fracture-dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint.

Conclusion: This case was the first semiconstrained bipolar distal radioulnar joint arthroplasty (Aptis) performed in México. This treatment is capable of providing provides a stable load-bearing joint.

Keywords: Distal radioulnar joint; arthroplasty.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement / methods*
  • Humans
  • Joint Prosthesis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Wrist Joint / surgery*