Widened scapholunate interval

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Fall in nursing home.

Patient Data

Age: 88
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Widening of the scapholunate joint space, with proximal migration of the capitate is consistent with scapholunate ligament disruption and SLAC wrist.

There is no definite acute fracture seen, although the scaphoid has not been well imaged and scaphoid views are recommended if there is snuffbox tenderness.

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Case Information

rID: 28938
Case created: 23rd Apr 2014
Last edited: 9th Jun 2016
Tag: wrist
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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