Carpal Realignment Using a Strip of Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Tendon

Sanjeev Kakar, Ryan M. Greene, Marc Garcia-Elias

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667.e1-667.e8
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2017


  • Scapholunate reconstruction
  • antipronation tenodesis
  • extensor carpi radialis longus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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