Byline: Warid. Altaf, Praveen. Bhardwaj, S. Sabapathy, Baktash. Haseeb
Proximal row carpectomy (PRC) is a common surgery done in the hand surgery practice. It involves excising the scaphoid, lunate and triquetrum bones. It is a common motion preserving operation done in conditions such as scapholunate advanced collapse (wrist), instability of the wrist, scaphoid non-union advanced collapse (wrist), Kienbock's disease and as a part of total wrist fusion in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
It remains one of the time-tested surgeries, which is quick, simple and effective with early return to activities for the patient. Its effectiveness has been proven in many long-term studies. However, Green quoted, 'PRC is not an elegant...