Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:229–234 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1248-9 ORIGINAL PAPER Lunate implant arthroplasty: analysis of physical function and patient satisfaction 1 1 1 1 Noortje J. Visser & Robert S. de Wijn & Thybout M. Moojen & Reinier Feitz Received: 13 July 2016 /Accepted: 26 September 2016 /Published online: 8 October 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract in young patients. Further research is needed to provide long- Background Avascular necrosis of the lunate has been the term outcomes and help guide future treatment of patients topic of debate for the last century. A relatively new treatment with Kienböck’sdisease. for a symptomatic patient with a Lichtman stage IIIB or stage Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. IV is lunate pyrocarbon implant arthroplasty. The purpose of . . . . this study is to document the clinical outcomes and evaluate Keywords Implant Kienböck Lunate Pyrocarbon the results of this new modality. Salvage procedure Methods A retrospective cohort study of patients with a symptomatic Kienböck’s disease stage IIIB treated by lunate pyrocarbon implant arthroplasty stabilized with a tendon graft. Introduction Presurgical and postsurgical assessment was performed in- cluding a questionnaire, X-ray, goniometric measurements, Avascular necrosis of the lunate was first described
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 8, 2016
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