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World J Orthop. Sep 18, 2014; 5(4): 512-515
Published online Sep 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i4.512
Arthrodesis of the wrist in rheumatoid arthritis
Klemens Trieb
Klemens Trieb, Department of Orthopaedics, Medical Director, Klinikum Wels, 4600, Austria
Author contributions: Trieb K designed and wrote the review.
Correspondence to: Klemens Trieb, Professor, Head of the Orthopaedic Department, Department of Orthopaedics, Medical Director, Grieskirchnerstr 42, Klinikum Wels, 4600, Austria.
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Received: December 29, 2013
Revised: March 29, 2014
Accepted: June 27, 2014
Published online: September 18, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: This paper discusses the pathophysiology of wrist destruction due to rheumatoid arthritis. A short overview of different treatment options is given with a special reflect on wrist arthrodesis, surgical techniques and outcomes are presented.