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The Journal of Wrist Surgery

Dr James McLean - Orthopaedics SA

In November, Dr James McLean published an article on complex wrist injuries in The Journal of Wrist Surgery.

Co-authored with four fellow orthopaedic surgeons from Australia and the United Kingdom, the article presents novel ways to manage complex, traumatic wrist injuries using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques.

From reconstructive surgery undertaken with eight patients, the team found that the new approach resulted in patients experiencing a reduced pain (decreasing from 5.8 to 2.1); improved wrist range of motion; and improved grip strength. Following these preliminary findings, further research is planned to investigate the long term benefits of the technique.

Read the full article in the Journal of Wrist Surgery.