CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano 2023; 51(02): e66-e78
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1777113
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Hand Therapy Protocol after Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Scapholunate Ligament Based on the Pathomechanics and Neuromuscular Control of the Scapholunate Joint

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1   Institut Kaplan Barcelona, Barcelona, España
Josep Maria Sole Artigau
2   Tarragona Hand Clinic, Tarragona, España
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Objective This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a hand therapy protocol following the arthroscopic reconstruction of the dorsal scapholunate ligament according to the Corella technique.

Methods We implemented a protocol lasting less than 3 months, divided into seven therapeutic phases, based on the pathomechanics and neuromuscular control of the scapholunate joint. We provided clear guidelines for the clinical evaluation of the patient.

Results We observed a significant improvement in pain, strength, and mobility in all studied patients 6 months after surgery.

Conclusions The proposed sequential protocol seems an effective strategy for hand rehabilitation following arthroscopic reconstruction of the scapholunate ligament. This protocol has positive implications for the clinical practice and could be a new hand therapy standard.

Publication History

Received: 27 October 2023

Accepted: 30 October 2023

Article published online:
05 December 2023

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