New Wrist Fix Shows Promise

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

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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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