Scapholunate instability can lead to posttraumatic dysfunction of the wrist. If unrecognized, it commonly leads to degenerative osteoarthritis. Numerous reparative techniques have been proposed with mixed long-term success. We present a technique that uses a distally based strip of the extensor carpi radialis longus to better maintain reduction of the scaphoid and reconstruct the volar and dorsal scapholunate ligament and the scaphotrapezium-trapezoid ligament. To illustrate the technique, we describe a clinical case with 17 months of follow-up.
- antipronation tenodesis
- extensor carpi radialis longus
- Scapholunate reconstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine