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Brunelli procedure

Dr Yuranga Weerakkody and Dr Tim Luijkx et al.

Brunelli procedure is a surgical procedure aiming to reconstruct a torn scapholunate ligament by reconnecting the scaphoid and lunate using the flexor carpi radialis tendon 1. In the modified Brunelli technique the tendon is sutured upon itself, thereby preventing the crossing of the distal radiocarpal joint which can impede wrist mobility 2.

History and etymology

The procedure was described by Dr GA Brunelli and Dr GR Brunelli in 1995 1.

Article information

rID: 31706
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Brunelli operation
  • Brunelli
  • Brunelli's procedure

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