During his stay in hospital he underwent a string of operations, including facial reconstruction, an operation to insert eight metal plates into his forehead, and a carpectomy
, in which three bones were removed from his broken wrist to allow him to partially use it again.
25) Rettig and Raskin assessed long-term outcomes after proximal row carpectomy for chronic perilunate dislocations in a group of 12 patients untreated or dislocated for at least 8 weeks.
If an injury is missed for more than 6 to 8 weeks, proximal row carpectomy is the usual preferred treatment of choice.
for diseases of the proximal row.
Tomaino MM, Miller RJ, Cole I, et al: Scapholunate advanced collapse wrist: Proximal row carpectomy or limited wrist arthrodesis with scaphoid excision?
Wyrick JD, Stern PJ, Kiefhaber TR: Motion-preserving procedures in the treatment of scapholunate advanced collapse wrist: Proximal row carpectomy versus four-corner arthrodesis.