Motec® Wrist Prosthesis

Hand surgery

Dr. Rossillon, specialist in hand surgery FMH, accredited at the CIC Clinic in Saxon, was the first in Valais to fit a Motec wrist prosthesis. Six months later, the patient was very satisfied with the result.

This type of prosthesis is not frequently used, but this new prosthesis will revolutionize the working method and restore mobility to a wrist joint instead of blocking it.

About 20 such prostheses are planned to be fitted throughout Switzerland in the coming months. To date, however, the CIC Clinic in Saxon is the only establishment in the Valais where this type of prosthesis is fitted.

The Motec® wrist prosthesis was specifically designed to provide a strong, stable, mobile and painless wrist, while minimizing the risk of dislocation, loosening and osteolysis.

The overall clinical results obtained with the Motec® wrist prosthesis are extremely promising. By the end of 2016, more than 1,000 surgeries had been performed. The longest follow-up period was +15 years. Recent studies show a survival rate of approximately 80% at 10 years of follow-up in patients with osteoarthritis.

The Motec® wrist prosthesis is completely modular in design to provide the surgeon with maximum flexibility to adapt to the patient's anatomy.


The Motec® wrist prosthesis is indicated for wrist joint replacement in cases of pain, loss of alignment or instability due to:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • Chronic degenerative arthropathy
  • Kienböck's disease
  • Carpal tunnel collapse

It is also indicated for the surgical revision of an arthrodesis of the 4 internal carpal bones, a resection of the first row of the carpus or a wrist arthrodesis.