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Title: Incidence of cartilaginous and ligamentous lesions of the radio-carpal and distal radio-ulnar joint in an elderly population
Authors: Fortems, Y ×
De Smet, Luc
Dauwe, D
Stoffelen, D
Deneffe, Georges
Fabry, Guy #
Issue Date: Oct-1994
Publisher: Churchill livingstone
Series Title: Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Lothian) vol:19 issue:5 pages:572-5
Abstract: 51 wrists of 30 embalmed cadavers have been used to perform an anatomical and radiological study relating cartilaginous and ligamentous lesions of the wrist with sex, age, ulnar variance (UV) and the state of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) in an elderly population (mean 76.6 years). Two-thirds of all wrists (66%) showed cartilaginous lesions, mainly on the lunate (22, or 44%). The TFCC was perforated in 23 wrists (46%), and most were central degenerative perforations. Correlations were found between ulnar variance and TFCC thickness (P < 0.05) and ulnar variance and TFCC perforations (P < 0.05). A significant relation was observed between age and proximal row intercarpal ligamentous ruptures (P < 0.05) and between age and ulnar variance (P < 0.05). No statistical correlation was seen between ulnar variance and cartilaginous lesions on the lunate (P < 0.05) in this slightly ulnar negative population (mean-0.37 mm).
ISSN: 0266-7681
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Anatomy Section (-)
Orthopaedics Section (-)
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Statistics Section
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