Scapholunate dissociation

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Fall with wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray
Modality: CT

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
Case created: 30th May 2010
Last edited: 23rd Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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