Background: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of proximal hamate transfer for proximal pole scaphoid reconstruction upon carpal kinematics. Methods: Eight fresh-frozen cadaveric wrists underwent evaluation of their radiocarpal and midcarpal motion after proximal hamate osteotomy. A wrist simulator was used to apply cyclical tension to the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU), flexor carpi radialis (FCR), extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU), and extensor carpi radialis longus and brevis stitched together (ECR). Kinematic motion was captured using Moiré Phase Tracking 3-dimensional motion-tracking sensors (MPT, Metria Innovation, Inc, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) to evaluate the lunocapitate and scapholunate angles for each condition. Results: During wrist flexion-extension and radial-ulnar deviation, there were no statistically significant differences about the lunocapitate or scapholunate axis between the intact and post-hamate osteotomy conditions. Conclusions: The harvest of the proximal hamate for proximal pole scaphoid reconstruction does not appear to adversely affect wrist kinematics.
- fragmented scaphoid fractures
- hamate osteotomy
- proximal pole fractures
- scaphoid nonunion
- scaphoid with avascular necrosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine