Distal Radioulnar oint Prosthesis

Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2021 Jan;9(1):22-32. doi: 10.22038/abjs.2020.53537.2659.


The distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) prostheses have been available for many years and despite their superior outcomes compared to conventional DRUJ reconstructions in both short and long-term follow-ups, they have not become as popular as common hip and knee prostheses. In the current review article, at the first step, we discussed the applied anatomy and biomechanics of the DRUJ, and secondly, we classified DRUJ prostheses according to available literature, and reviewed different types of prostheses with their outcomes. Finally we proposed simple guidelines to help the surgeon to choose the appropriate DRUJ prosthesis.

Keywords: Distal radioulnar joint; Prosthesis; Review article.

Publication types

  • Review