Total Wrist Arthroplasty for Posttraumatic Wrist Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study Comparing Three Indications
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Scapholunate ligament ruptures and scaphoid nonunion with consecutive advanced collapse (SLAC and SNAC wrists) as well as intra-articular distal radius fractures (DRF) are prone to cause posttraumatic wrist osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of these indications for total wrist arthroplasty. We included 13, 11, and 8 patients with an overall mean age of 60 ± 9 years in the SLAC, SNAC, and DRF cohort, respectively. After an average follow-up period of 6 ± 3 years, we found no difference between our groups regarding pain levels and functional scores, although these parameters significantly improved compared to preoperative parameters. Complication and revision rates revealed no significant difference. However, significantly higher extension, arc of range of motion values in the flexion-extension, as well as in radial-ulnar deviation plain were detected in the SLAC compared to the DRF group. Finally, TWA proved to show a beneficial performance in all three investigated indications.