Scapholunate dissociation and distal radius fracture
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Intra-articular distal radius fracture with widening of the scapholunate interval, indicative of scapholunate ligament disruption.
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- ~13% of distal radius fractures have an associated scapholunate dissociation with an increased incidence with intra-articular fractures
- do not fall for the error of "satisfaction of search" and always assess for associated injuries
- scapholunate ligament disruption if left untreated can progress to SLAC wrist, resulting in significant disability