The Diagnosis and Treatment of Scapholunate Instability

Jennifer Manuel, Steven Lawrence Moran

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Abstract

Scapholunate instability is the most common form of carpal instability. Pain produced by this condition is caused by the wrist's inability to sustain physiologic loads because of an injury to the linkage between the scaphoid and lunate. The term scapholunate instability may describe a wide spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from mild wrist dysfunction and partial ligamentous tear to debilitating pain with associated rupture of the scapholunate interosseus ligament complex. This article reviews the pathophysiology of scapholunate instability and its identification and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-277
Number of pages17
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

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Wrist
Pain
Tears
Ligaments
Rupture
Therapeutics
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Scapholunate Instability. / Manuel, Jennifer; Moran, Steven Lawrence.

In: Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Vol. 38, No. 2, 04.2007, p. 261-277.

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