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Wrist Surgery: Management of Chronic Scapholunate and Lunotriquetral Ligament Injuries

Sammer, Douglas M. M.D.; Shin, Alexander Y. M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: July 2012 - Volume 130 - Issue 1 - p 138e–156e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318254b5de
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Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Recognize the clinical features of chronic scapholunate and lunotriquetral ligament injuries and their long-term sequelae. 2. Describe the current management and latest techniques for treating chronic scapholunate and lunotriquetral ligament injuries and their long-term sequelae, such as wrist arthritis.

Summary: This article provides an update on the diagnosis, current management, and latest techniques for the treatment of chronic scapholunate and lunotriquetral ligament injuries and their long-term sequelae, such as wrist arthritis.

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Dallas, Texas; and Rochester, Minn.

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic.

Received for publication November 16, 2011; accepted December 6, 2011.

Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article. No outside funding was received.

Douglas M. Sammer, M.D.; Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1801 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75390, douglas.sammer@utsouthwestern.edu

©2012American Society of Plastic Surgeons