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Perilunate dislocations.

Authors
  • Kardashian, George1
  • Christoforou, Dimitrios C
  • Lee, Steve K
  • 1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
69
Issue
1
Pages
87–96
Identifiers
PMID: 21332444
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Perilunate wrist injuries are relatively rare but devastating injuries that can alter the lifestyles of those sustaining them. It is important to recognize the magnitude of the injury and to provide immediate and complete care to the patient. Two of the most important factors affecting outcomes are timing of the care provided and quality of the reduction and carpal alignment following definitive management. This review explores the anatomy, pathoanatomy, and biomechanics, as well as the diagnoses and different treatment options for perilunate wrist injuries available to date and their complications and outcomes.

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