Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthotics & Prosthetics

Wrist Disarticulation Amputation

Wrist disarticulations include the removal of the radius and ulna to styloid processes. The shape of stump remains bulbous, thus permitting prosthetic suspension, leaving the elbow free and preserving full pronation & supination.

Several innovations in prosthetic socket design have emerged for application at the transradial and wrist disarticulation amputation levels. The introduction of flexible socket materials in contact with the residuum and secured within a rigid framework significantly increases the potential for improved outcomes.