Scapholunate dissociation

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Fall with wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

There is an intra-articular radial styloid fracture. Importantly there is widening of the scapholunate distance (Terry Thomas sign) consistent with scapholunate dissociation. This represents a surgically significant ligamentous injury.

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Case information

rID: 9894
Published: 30th May 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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