J Wrist Surg 2019; 08(01): 001
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1677525
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Revolution in Wrist Rehabilitation

Toshiyasu Nakamura
1  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan
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Publication Date:
01 February 2019 (online)

Recent researches for sensorimotor function in the selected ligament–muscle behavior in the wrist, such as proprioception of the scapholunate ligament, reveal that rehabilitation is important both in conservative and postoperative dynamic or static joint motion. Everyone has recognized its importance, but this kind of rehabilitation is still difficult to include in the daily clinical practice.

This issue includes the “Special Review” entitled “Postoperative Treatment of Distal Radius Using Sensorimotor Rehabilitation” by Wollstein et al, which describes the randomized control prospective trial for sensorimotor rehabilitation and compares it with the conventional rehabilitation in postoperative patients with distal radius fracture. It also indicates that significant sensorimotor deficits following surgery for distal radius fracture and rehabilitation results in sensorimotor and functional improvement in both groups, while the clinical results, mostly in the wrist, were better in the group treated with the sensorimotor-proprioception protocol.

Interesting wrist-related scientific articles on biomechanics of dorsally angulated distal radius, wrist prosthesis, treatment of distal radius fracture, distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) prosthesis, novel X-ray technique for scapholunate injury, ulnar shortening, and new technique of arthroscopic total wrist fusion are also included in this issue. Don't miss it.