Wrist Fusion

  • Ali Shamseddeen


The patient and surgical site were identified and marked. The patient underwent anesthesia per the anesthesia team. The patient was positioned supine on the operative table with all bony prominences padded. A tourniquet was place on the arm over soft-roll. IV antibiotics were administered. The upper extremity was scrubbed and draped in the usual fashion. A curvilinear incision was made over the wrist starting 2 cm proximal to the distal radioulnar joint and extending to the midshaft of the third metacarpal. The subcutaneous fat was incised to expose the extensor retinaculum. Incision of the extensor retinaculum was then carried, the plane between the extensor pollicis longus which was retracted radially, and the extensor digitorium communis which was retracted to the ulnar side was identified.


Extensor Digitorium Wrist Flexion Flexion Deformity Posttraumatic Arthritis Extensor Digitorium Communis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Shamseddeen
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  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

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