Technique for insertion of a Scheker prosthesis for failed Sauve-Kapandji with a well fixed ulnar stem: A case report
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Introduction: The Scheker prosthesis is a distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) arthroplasty used as a salvage option for many DRUJ pathologies. Presentation of case: We report the case of a patient who underwent insertion of a Scheker prosthesis for continued pain and limited motion at the wrist in the setting of a failed Sauve-Kapandji with a well fixed ulnar stem and DRUJ pseudo-arthrosis. Discussion: This report aims to provide a technique for ulnar stem removal without compromising the bone needed for the Scheker prosthesis and for describing the location of a DRUJ osteotomy without compromising radio-lunate stability. Conclusion: The Scheker prosthesis is able to be safely inserted for DRUJ salvage after removal of a well fixed ulnar stem if careful removal prevents destruction of the ulna, as described here.
Haydel, Adam; Redlich, Nathan; Smith, Jared; and Ahmad, Rasheed, "Technique for insertion of a Scheker prosthesis for failed Sauve-Kapandji with a well fixed ulnar stem: A case report" (2023). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 1556.