Aptis Medical has changed treatment of the Distal Radioulnar Joint as the DRUJ prosthesis recreates its complex and unique function, allowing the radius and ulna to pivot as they are intended. By performing this function, the Aptis prosthesis alleviates the pain previously associated with DRUJ damage or removal while still allowing the patient to use the forearm for lifting and turning. This is something that is not possible with joint removal.
What is the Function of the Distal Radioulnar Joint?
A healthy distal radioulnar joint allows you to lift weight without pain.
Is There Any Medical Risk From the Device?
There are risks with any implantable device. Due to the prosthesis being manufactured out of Cobalt Chrome, patients with nickel allergies should be tested before the procedure to prevent any possible allergic reactions.
Are Patients With Arthritis Candidates for the Aptis Druj?
Yes. One of the intended uses is to help patients with rheumatoid, degenerative or post-traumatic arthritis.
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