The Use of Temporary Screw Augmentation for the Treatment of Scapholunate Injuries

@article{Larson2012TheUO,
  title={The Use of Temporary Screw Augmentation for the Treatment of Scapholunate Injuries},
  author={Timothy B Larson and R. G. Gaston and R. C. Chadderdon},
  journal={Techniques in Hand \& Upper Extremity Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={135–140}
}
Introduction: Injuries to the scapholunate (SL) interosseous ligament can have devastating consequences to carpal stability. The purpose of this study is to provide a technique for screw augmentation to SL reconstruction, while comparing radiographic outcomes to a traditional Kirschner wire fixation cohort. Methods: A retrospective review of all patients treated by screw fixation for SL ligament injuries was cross-matched to a cohort of patients treated with pin fixation for age and length of… Expand
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