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Scapholunate instability: current concepts in diagnosis and management.
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PMID:  23021178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Injuries to the scapholunate joint are the most frequent cause of carpal instability and account for a considerable degree of wrist dysfunction, lost time from work, and interference with activities. Although it is insufficient to cause abnormal carpal posture or collapse on static radiographs, an isolated injury to the scapholunate interosseous ligament may be the harbinger of a relentless progression to abnormal joint mechanics, cartilage wear, and degenerative changes. Intervention for scapholunate instability is aimed at arresting the degenerative process by restoring ligament continuity and normalizing carpal kinematics. In this review, we discuss the anatomy, kinematics, and biomechanical properties of the scapholunate articulation and provide a foundation for understanding the spectrum of scapholunate ligament instability. We propose an algorithm for treatment based on the stage of injury and the degree of secondary ligamentous damage and arthritic change.
Alison Kitay; Scott W Wolfe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2175-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.
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