Publication details

Authors: McCullough, M. Ba; Adams, B. D.; Grosland, N. M. 
Title: Postoperative analysis of patients who received the Universal 2 total wrist implant system 
Type: Journal Article 
Publisher: J Appl Biomech 
Year: 2012 
Volume: 28 
Start Page: 466 
End Page: 472 
Abstract: Third-generation total wrist arthroplasty devices have provided joint stability, relief from pain and increased wrist motion for patients suffering from severe arthritis. While reports of clinical follow-up appointments describe improved wrist function, the improvement in overall upper extremity function and patient perception remains a question. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the upper extremity function in patients that received the Universal 2 total implant system. Eight patients participated in the complete protocol, which included testing activities of daily living as well as surveys to assess patient perception. The findings of the current study suggest that although patients exhibit motion that exceeds the needed amount, many still have a perceived disability. 
Keywords: *Activities of Daily Living, Aged, Equipment Failure Analysis, Female, Humans, *Joint Prosthesis, Male, Middle Aged, Osteoarthritis/*diagnosis/*surgery, *Patient Satisfaction, Postoperative Period, Range of Motion, Articular, *Recovery of Function, Treatment Outcome, Wrist Joint/*surgery