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- Intercarpal ArthrodesesJournal of Hand SurgeryVol. 39Issue 2
- PreviewIntercarpal arthrodesis is performed most commonly for the treatment of arthritis and carpal instability. Minimizing or eliminating pain, while maximizing motion and function, is the objective of these surgeries. These goals are achieved by removing arthritic joint surfaces and by altering carpal motion and load transference. Some of these procedures have good, predictable outcomes with maintenance of results over time; however, others are infrequently used or are of primarily historical interest owing to unpredictable results and high rates of complications.