Chronic Scapholunate Ligament Injury. Techniques in Repair and Reconstruction

Brett F. Michelotti, Joshua M. Adkinson, Kevin C. Chung*

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Although the true incidence of scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) injury is unknown, a study found that 35% of cadaveric wrists had some degree of scapholunate tear. Of those wrists with SLIL injury, 29% had evidence of arthrosis. Early recognition and treatment of these injuries can delay or prevent the onset of arthritis. This article details treatment options for SLIL injury across the spectrum of pathology with a particular emphasis on chronic scapholunate repair and reconstruction. New techniques and outcomes data also are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-449
Number of pages13
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Ligamentous injury
  • Ligamentous reconstruction
  • Scapholunate injury
  • Wrist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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