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  • 2012-04-16

Management of scapholunate tears: open versus arthroscopic treatment

Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2012;12(04). URL:
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The understanding of scapholunate ligament lesions has made great strides in recent years, largely thanks to the work undertaken by the two wrist surgery "heavyweights" who are Dr. Marc Garcia-Elias and Dr. Christophe Mathoulin. Although they do not use the same approach to treat scapholunate ligament lesions (Marc Garcia-Elias opens the wrist and Christopher Mathoulin tries to process them arthroscopically), they have both reached the same conclusion: - the scapholunate ligament is more than just an interosseous ligament but rather a real scapholunate ligament complex with intrinsic and extrinsic components; - proprioception is involved in the stability of scapholunate space; - and early diagnosis and treatment seem essential to obtain good results. This peer-to-peer conversation between these two friends is not a battle, but rather an extremely modern development on a long debated topic... have fun! Moderator: Riccardo Luchetti, MD