The Sauve-Kapandji procedure for reconstruction of the rheumatoid distal radioulnar joint

Kent A. Vincent, Robert M Szabo, John M. Agee

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Abstract

Our experience with the Sauve-Kapandji procedure for reconstruction of the rheumatoid distal radioulnar joint is reported. Twenty-one wrists in 17 patients were followed for an average of 39 months postoperatively. Average range of motion at follow-up evaluation was pronation to 78° and supination to 86°. X-ray films demonstrated that significant ulnarward and palmarward translocation of the carpus was prevented. The Sauve-Kapandji procedure provides a stable ulnar side support in the rheumatoid wrist with distal radioulnar degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)978-983
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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