SPECIAL FOCUS: Hand and Wrist in AthletesMidcarpal instabilityJohnson, Jeff Wa; Bednar, JohnbAuthor Information aFellow, Philadelphia Hand Center, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA bClinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine and The Philadelphia Hand Center, USA Correspondence to John M. Bednar, MD, The South Jersey Hand Center, Cherry Hill Pointe, 1888 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003 Tel: +856 489 5634; fax: +856 489 5631; e-mail: [email protected] Current Orthopaedic Practice: August 2009 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 399-403 doi: 10.1097/BCO.0b013e3181acc711 Buy Metrics Abstract Midcarpal instability refers to dysfunction of the midcarpal joint as well as the radiocarpal joint. Dysfunction often leads to pain and mechanical symptoms, leading the patient to seek treatment. This complex group of disorders can be simplified by classification into four subtypes. A review of the characteristics of each is included as well as methods for diagnosis and treatment. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.