Prostheses, Joint, Wrist, Carpal Component
Definition : Implantable prostheses designed for replacement of the carpal component (both the lunate and scaphoid bones) of the wrist joint. These prostheses usually have three parts: a carpal head, a carpal plate, and a stem; they are available in several carpal head and carpal plate sizes. The use of these prostheses requires the removal of both the lunate and the scaphoid carpal bones. Carpal wrist joint component prostheses are used to restore wrist motion in patients who suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, as well as after trauma (e.g., fracture).
Entry Terms : "Prostheses, Carpal" , "Wrist Component Prostheses"
UMDC code : 16089