Early scapholunate advanced collapse treated with scaphoidectomy and four-corner fusion

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Early changes of SLAC wrist - widening of the scapholunate interval, and degenerative change at the radiocarpal articulation. Confirmed on MRI (not shown). 

Scaphoidectomy. Fusion of the lateral carpus. Lucency in the distal radius related to bone graft donor site. 

Case Discussion

One of the treatments for SLAC and SNAC wrists is scaphoidectomy and fusion of the lateral carpus with a circular plate with autologous bone graft from the distal radius (often from Lister's tubercle). 

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Case information

rID: 30564
Published: 21st Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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