Neuroarthropathy of the wrist in paraplegia: A case report

Short Title:
Neuroarthropathy of the wrist in paraplegia: A case report
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J51480.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 29, issue 4, pp 436-439
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes the unusual case of neuroarthropathy in the wrist of a 46-year-old man with paraplegia for nearly 30 years. The patient recently developed a non-painful swelling in the left wrist, which had decreased sensation since the time of his initial spinal cord injury. Radiological evaluation showed marked degenerative changes consistent with neuroarthropathy. A magnetic resonance image of the spine showed spinal cord atrophy at the cervicothoracic junction. Treatment recommendations were to avoid repetitive movement of the wrist as much as possible, to wear a wrist splint, to consider the use of either a power-assist manual wheelchair or a power wheelchair, and to use a van to avoid multiple care transfers during the day.
Author(s):
Shem, K.
Author Address(es):

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