Scapholunate angle

The scapholunate angle is the angle between the long axis of the scaphoid and the mid axis of the lunate on the sagittal imaging of the wrist. In a normal situation, it should be between 30 and 60o in the resting (neutral) position.

The scapholunate angle is abnormal in carpal instability:

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

Wrist pathology

Article information

rID: 53775
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • scapholunate angles
  • scapho-lunate angle

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