A simple trick to excise the carpal bones during proximal row carpectomy

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Date: January-April 2018
From: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery(Vol. 51, Issue 1)
Publisher: Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Document Type: Letter to the editor
Length: 451 words
Lexile Measure: 1320L

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Byline: Warid. Altaf, Praveen. Bhardwaj, S. Sabapathy, Baktash. Haseeb

Sir,

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.[1] However, Green quoted, 'PRC is not an elegant...

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