Proximal row carpectomy and four-corner fusion are commonly used in the patients with scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse or scapholunate advanced collapse. We compared activities of daily living of the 24 patients after proximal row carpectomy with 24 patients with four-corner fusion procedures using the modified Sollerman hand function test and Michigan Hand Questionnaire. Most tasks were performed significantly quicker by the patients after proximal row carpectomy. The patients after proximal row carpectomy reported better function during activities of daily living. Level of Evidence: Level III, Therapeutic Study.

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Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Brinkhorst, M., Singh, H., Dias, J.J., Feitz, R., & Hovius, S. (2017). Comparison of activities of daily living after proximal row carpectomy or wrist four-corner fusion. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 42(1), 57–62. doi:10.1177/1753193416638812