Pisiform Impingement After Total Wrist Arthroplasty

Sean T. Johnson, Amar Patel, Ryan P. Calfee, Arnold Peter C. Weiss

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Abstract

We present a 64-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis who developed increasing pain 3 years after a total wrist arthroplasty. The pain was localized over the ulnar side of the wrist secondary to erosion of the pisiform. Pisiform excision resulted in a resolution of the symptoms. When placing a carpal component, which includes a base plate as part of its design, care should be taken to avoid any overhang of the implant edge into the pisotriquetral joint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-336
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

Keywords

  • Pisiform
  • impingement
  • rheumatoid
  • wrist arthroplasty complication

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