Salvage Operations for Wrist Ligament Injuries with Secondary Arthrosis

Oded Ben Amotz, Douglas M. Sammer

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Wrist ligamentous injuries can be challenging to treat successfully. In some cases the ligament repair or reconstruction fails, resulting in instability and progressive degenerative changes. In other cases the original injury is missed, and the patient presents for the first time with established wrist arthritis. Multiple operations have been devised to treat patients with arthrosis secondary to wrist ligament injuries. This article discusses definitive salvage operations such as intercarpal arthrodeses and proximal row carpectomy, as well as other alternatives such as wrist denervation and radial styloidectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-504
Number of pages10
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Denervation
  • Four-corner arthrodesis
  • Lunotriquetral
  • Proximal row carpectomy
  • Scaphoidectomy
  • Scapholunate
  • SLAC wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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