Scapholunate dissociation

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Wrist swelling 15 days after fall on an outstretched hand.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

MRI

Widened scapholunate space (Terry Thomas sign).

Case Discussion

Terry-Thomas sign is indicative of scapholunate dissociation (often with rotary subluxation of the scaphoid) due to ligamentous injury.

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