The stabilizing constraints of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) include its bony geometry and the surrounding soft tissue support. Given the shallow nature of the sigmoid notch, reconstruction of the palmar and dorsal ligamentous sleeve provides the best solution for restoring stability in cases of chronic DRUJ instability. The pertinent anatomy, indications, contraindications, soft tissue stabilizing procedures, and rehabilitation for the management of chronic DRUJ instability are highlighted in this review.
- Chronic distal radioulnar joint instability
- DRUJ ligament reconstruction
- Post-traumatic DRUJ instability
- Soft tissue reconstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine