Features March 2003 Issue

New Wrist Fix Shows Promise

A recent FDA-approved wrist prosthesis is claimed to increase wrist motion while preserving more bone.

Anew total wrist prosthesis, which borrows materials and mechanical concepts from successful hip and knee replacement procedures, was recently approved by the FDA.

[IMGCAP(1)]Replacing a severely arthritic wrist has always been difficult—previous implants would sometimes dislocate, despite being cemented in. But now there is the Universal 2 Total Wrist Replacement System, which increases both wrist motion and power, while preserving far more bone than was possible with earlier procedures. It has been developed by a…

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