[Severe and chronic lateral sprains of the wrist with axial deviation, and their treatment]

Published online: Mar 27 1993

J N Kuhlmann, A Boabighi, I Fahed, and S Baux.

Service de chirurgie orthopédique, traumatologique, plastique et esthétique, Hôpital Rothschild, Paris, France.


Firmly established lateral carpal instability may be practically corrected by a ligamentoplasty of the distal scaphoidal ligamentous complex. It may be entirely and definitively cured by a double ligamentoplasty of the distal scaphoidal complex and of the scapholunate ligament. Four cases with a postoperative follow-up of more than 2 years are presented.