Acute Scapholunate Ligament Injuries: Current Concepts

Ali Izadpanah, Sanjeev Kakar

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Scapholunate ligamentous injuries are the most common interosseous carpal injuries within young active individuals, with an incidence up to 54% after distal radius fractures. If left untreated, they can lead to scapholunate ligament advanced collapse. Controversy exists in the management of acute scapholunate ligament injuries. In this article, we review the current concepts in diagnosis, classification, and surgical management of these injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number50541
Pages (from-to)108-116
Number of pages9
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Acute injury
  • Carpal instability
  • Scapholunate ligament
  • Wrist instability
  • Wrist sprain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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