During Darrach procedure, part of the ulna arm bone (near the wrist) is removed in order to correct alignment of the radioulnar joint.
Also Known As:
- Darrach resection
- Arm surgery
- Wrist surgery
Conditions Treated with Darrach Procedure:
Darrach procedure is utilized in cases of ulnar impingement syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and an abnormally healed fracture.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to Darrach procedure.
Anesthesia with Darrach Procedure:
Darrach procedure can be performed with regional anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Darrach Procedure:
Possible risks following Darrach procedure include swelling, nerve damage, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. In some cases, physical therapy is needed after the procedure.