Injury 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 3 Panepistimiou St, Biopolis41500Larissa, Greece; Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Department, IASO Thessalias, Nikaia41500Larissa, Greece. Electronic address:
Introduction: Among various patterns of complex injuries of the wrist and forearm, "spaghetti wrist" refers to an extensive volar forearm laceration, in which several of the 12 tendons, 2 major nerves and 2 major arteries are transected, leading to lifelong disability and psychological, social and economic consequences. The aim of the study is to emphasize the keynote principles for the management of these injuries through retrospective review of a large group of patients treated by a team of experienced hand surgeons.
Material-methods: Data were retrospectively obtained for 61 patients (49 males and 12 females with average age of 34. Read More