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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2018;23(3):139-149.
Published online September 1, 2018.
Surgical Treatment of Scapholunate Instability
Young-Keun Lee1, Han-Vit Kang2, Young-Ran Jung1, Joo-Yup Lee2
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Received: 10 August 2018   • Revised: 22 August 2018   • Accepted: 22 August 2018
The incidence of ligament injuries of the wrist has increased due to sports activities. However, diagnosis and management of these injuries are sometimes difficult because of the anatomic complexity and variable injury patterns. The scapholunate ligament is both a key ligament in the stability of the carpus and one of the most frequently injured. The presentation of scapholunate instability often includes a vague injury history and pain with grip, wrist extension, and sport or labor. To properly diagnose and manage these conditions, thorough understanding of the wrist anatomy and physical and radiologic examination is mandatory. This article will briefly discuss the wrist joint anatomy and biomechanics, and review the diagnosis and surgical management of the scapholunate ligament injury.
Key Words: Wrist injuries, Ligaments, Carpal instability, Scapholunate

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