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.
- Four-corner arthrodesis
- Proximal row carpectomy
- SLAC wrist
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine