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SL Ligament Repair and Reconstruction

The scaphoid and lunate are small bones in the wrist. The scapholunate ligament between these bones contributes to wrist stability. Damage to the scapholunate ligament may be associated with acute injuries such as a wrist fracture or degenerative conditions. The scapholunate ligament can be repaired by stabilizing the joint with K-wires and placing the wrist in a cast. Reconstruction of the SL ligament can be performed using another tendon in the forearm. Read More

  • The American Board of  Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery: AAHS
  • Alpha Omega Alpha