Jnl Wrist Surg 2017; 06(04): 325-328
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1599126
Case Report
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Ligaments Reconstruction for Posttraumatic Ulnar Translocation of the Carpus: A Case Report

Marco Innocenti1, Margaret Woon Man Fok2, Federico Piacentini1
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  • 2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Publication History

05 October 2016

13 January 2017

Publication Date:
06 March 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Background Posttraumatic ulnar translocation of the carpus, a result of radiocarpal ligament tear is a relatively rare condition that may lead to persistent wrist pain and loss of function.

Case Description We report a case of radiocarpal ligament tear of which we reconstruct it with a vascularized interosseous membrane with 13 years of follow-up.

Literature Review Many treatment options have been proposed for the posttraumatic ulnar translocation, ranging from open repair to partial wrist fusion. However, the long term results have been disappointing.

Clinical Relevance Though this technique of reconstruction is technically demanding, it shows promising long term clinical outcome.

Note

This work was performed at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.