The RE-MOTION™ Total Wrist System is an anatomically designed implant which requires minimal resection of the distal radius. The RE-MOTION™ Total Wrist System is available with Precise Guidance Technology™ (PGT™) Instrumentation. PGT™ is a proprietary instrument system to facilitate the correct anatomical placement of the RE-MOTION™ Total Wrist Implant (Total Wrist).
The RE-MOTION™ Total Wrist implant is provided in left and right hand configurations with geometrically scaled sizes to accommodate anthropomorphic size variations of the radio-carpal joint. The prosthesis is composed of three primary articulating components: radial, carpal ball, and carpal plate.
The radial component is designed much like a surface replacement arthroplasty (SRA) in that it seats against the scaphoid and lunate fossa and preserves the peripheral rim of the distal radius with its important ligamentous and soft tissue attachments. This design configuration requires minimal resection of the distal radius and preserves the sigmoid notch and articulation with the head of the distal ulna.
The carpal plate component is a low profile design that minimizes the amount of bone resection and does not interfere with the normal function of the wrist extensor tendons. The carpal plate has a central stem for insertion into the capitate and accommodates two carpal screws for fixation to the trapezoid and hamate within the distal carpal row.
The carpal ball component acts as an intercalated segment that articulates with both the radial and carpal plate components. The primary articulation occurs with the radial component. This articulation is ellipsoidal and acts along two perpendicular axes of rotation, which lie in coronal and sagittal planes whereby permitting motions of flexion-extension and radio-ulnar deviation respectively. The convexity of the radial component’s articular geometry resists ulno-volar directed forces that can cause excessive wear and implant subluxation. The secondary articulation of the carpal ball occurs with the carpal plate component. This articulation is rotational about an axis aligned with the longitudinal axis of the third metacarpal. This additional degree of freedom diverts rotational forces from the bone implant interface that can cause loosening leading to implant failure. The additional laxity also provides compensation for potential misalignment of the device due to advance deformity caused by rheumatoid or degenerative arthritis.
Precise Guidance Technology™ allows surgeons to perform total wrist arthroplasty with consistent and predictable outcomes. In one tray, the PGT™ Instrumentation provides a complete solution for total wrist arthroplasty. The set combines left- and right-hand components and all items necessary to perform the procedure.
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