Management of Intercarpal Ligament Injuries Associated with Distal Radius Fractures.

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

Pubmed Central 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