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If you are a patient with an Aptis prosthesis, or someone considering receiving one, please use this forum to share your opinions, experience or questions.

I had the aptis joint implanted back Feb 15 2017 my pain is tolerable but what is concerning me is there is a clicking with some movements on the ulna side think the stem come loose was wondering if it is something to be worried about

Daniel, Wolcott ny - May 18, 2017

Had the aptis joint implanted 4 months ago now was just wondering if it is normal to feel any slop were the shaft goes into the ulnar I have noticed with certain movements I can feel and hear the slop in the shaft just concerned.

Daniel, Wolcott ny - May 16, 2017

I had the surgery 3 weeks ago after many bureaucratic delays. The cast and stitches were removed yesterday. Even without physio, I have noticed a difference. My surgeon has prescribed just manual manipulation of the joint until my next appointment in 3 weeks. I already feel optimistic.

Dave - Apr 26, 2017

Hello Linda.

The weight restrictions are 20 lbs for the affected hand.

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John, Aptis Medical - Apr 04, 2017

What are the weight limitations as well as exercise limitations following surgery??

Linda, Illinois - Apr 03, 2017

Hello Aptis Community - My wife has had 3 surgeries in last year to deal with Madelungs deformity turning into pain rapidly within last 2 years. Still having a lot of pain even while at rest, post Sauve Kapanji procedure. I am wondering if anyone would be willing to share there experience, if you have had either (A) Madelungs with other failed procedures (b) Madelungs with the Schecker as first procedure.
My email is or if you want to reply here would appreciate
Thank you

Josh Coon - Mar 26, 2017

Hello Everyone,

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John (APTIS MEDICAL) - Dec 20, 2016

I broke both my ulna and radius at the wrist in a motorcycle accident 18 months ago. After 3 surgeries, I still do not have the ability to bend or rotate my wrist without a ton of pain.
My orthopedic surgeon wanted to fuse my wrist and I asked for a second opinion. The specialist he referred me to has suggested this implant as an alternative. I met with him today and my surgery is set for late February. He says I will not be able to go back to work until at least three months after the surgery and then I will have restrictions on what I can lift or pull on. He is concerned that my lifestyle is too active and the implant might become loose after a year or two if I abuse it. What are my restrictions? I love to cruise on my motorcycle (Honda Goldwing) and skiing, fishing and hiking are important to me. I don't think this is too much, but then I am not the doctor.

Dave in Vancouver, Canada - Dec 19, 2016

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