J Wrist Surg 2021; 10(04): 359-366
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1720966
Emerging Technologies and New Technological Concepts

A New “Denervation” Technique for Painful Arthritic Wrist

Massimo Rigoni
1   Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
,
Massimiliano Raggi
1   Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
,
Luca Speri
1   Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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Abstract

Wrist denervation is, by the way, one of the most performed and long-lasting surgical technique for wrist arthritis. Despite many progresses in upper extremity joint arthroplasty, wrist arthritis remains difficult to treat specially in young patients and heavy manual workers. The aim of this technical article is to describe a new outpatient's procedure in which applying pulsed radio frequency on nerve structure of the wrist could achieve similar clinical results of a wrist denervation without surgical incision.



Publication History

Received: 21 April 2020

Accepted: 15 June 2020

Article published online:
09 February 2021

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