Management of Intercarpal Ligament Injuries Associated with Distal Radius Fractures.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The prevalence of ligamentous injury associated with fractures of the distal radius is reported to be as high as 69% with injury to the scapholunate interosseous ligament and lunotriquetral interosseous ligament occurring in 16% to 40% and 8.5% to 15%, respectively. There is a lack of consensus on which patients should undergo advanced imaging, arthroscopy, and treatment and whether this changes their natural history. Overall, patients with high-grade intercarpal ligament injuries are shown to have longer-term disability and sequelae compared with those with lower-grade injuries. This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment options for these injuries.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Desai, MJ; Kamal, RN; Richard, MJ

Published Date

  • August 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 409 - 416

PubMed ID

  • 26205702

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1969

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hcl.2015.04.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States