Sauvé-kapandji procedure

Tuan Anh Tran, Robert M Szabo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter details the steps in performing the Sauvé-Kapandji Procedure. The distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is exposed and a segment of the ulnar shaft is resected. Kirschner wires are placed through the ulnar head and the arthrodesis site is packed with autologous bone grafts and fixed with two cannulated screws. Indications, essential steps, postoperative care, and sample operative dictation are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ)
  • Extensor carpi ulnaris
  • Extensor digiti quinti (EDQ)
  • Flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteotomy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ulnar nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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