Title: Chronic lunotriquetral dissociation: dorsal capsular reinforcement with a retinaculum flap
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Janssens, Igor
Van Ransbeeck, Hilde #
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:69 issue:6 pages:515-7
Abstract: The authors have used dorsal capsular reinforcement with a retinacular flap to treat 13 patients with chronic lunotriquetral instability. The patients, 8 female and 5 male with a mean age of 30 years, were reviewed by an independent observer after a mean follow-up of 3.2 years. Overall patient satisfaction was poor in five, moderate in five and excellent in three. Three patients underwent a secondary procedure: lunotriquetral arthrodesis in two and tenolysis of the extensors in one. Overall, the authors did not find a significantly better outcome compared to lunotriquetral arthodesis, but the complication rate and the rate of reoperations were lower.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
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