Recommendation ID

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Further research could be in the form of case series. It should report patient selection, type and severity of arthritis, patient-reported outcome measures and the need for revision in the longer term (at least 5 years).

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis
Date issued
October 2019

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? Yes  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/10/2019