The role of arthroscopy in the treatment of lunotriquetral ligament injuries.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The treatment of lunotriquetral interosseous (LTIO) ligament injuries is controversial. It is part of a spectrum of injuries involving the ulnar side of the wrist. Associated injuries may play a greater role in the outcome of treatment than does the LTIO injury. Arthroscopy is the most accurate diagnostic tool available for the evaluation of LTIO ligament injuries; it allows diagnosis and often treatment of associated injuries. This article describes the current approach to the diagnosis and treatment of LTIO ligament injuries and related use of arthroscopy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ritter, MR; Chang, DS; Ruch, DS

Published Date

  • August 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 445 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 10451820

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0712


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States