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Carpal Ligament Surgery

Before Arthritis

  • Emmanuel Camus
  • Luc Van Overstraeten


  • Gather the majority of actual knowings about wrist ligamentary lesions

  • Written by european specialists

  • Surgical video demonstrations are available at


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. Feipel
      Pages 3-17
    3. C. Rizzo, J. Garret, V. Guigal, A. Gazarian
      Pages 39-66
    4. J.-C. Dosch, T. Moser
      Pages 67-79
    5. M. Shahabpour, P. Ceuterick, B. Allemon, N. Pouliart, S. Provyn, M. De Maeseneer
      Pages 81-93
    6. G. Dautel
      Pages 99-107
    7. L. Van Overstraeten
      Pages 137-141
  3. Treatment of Ligament Lesions

About this book


Nowadays, it is established that carpal ligamentary lesions may lead to instability and then to carpal arthritis. However, the variety of anatomopathological classifications and the multiplicity of surgical repair techniques reflect the difficulty of conceiving this ligamentary pathology. The clinical analysis and traditional investigation techniques face the complexity of the wrist. Its mechanical complexity is due to the number of synchronized bones in every movement of the hand. The clinical analysis of the wrist is insufficient to precisely measure the mobility of each carpal bone. Paraclinical examinations are also significant for clinical diagnosis. The tools available today range from X-rays to arthroscopy, including arthroCTscan and soon MRI. As concerns repair techniques, their diversity must not hide the fact that a biomechanical and physiological principle is involved and must be identified. This book is the result of a reflection of an expert group in the field of wrist pathology. It attempts to analyze, understand, explain and make comprehensible, if not obvious, the reflections that each practitioner should employ during the diagnosis and treatment of carpal ligamentary lesions. The focus is consciously not on degenerative carpal pathology, which usually enjoys more visibility. We hope that readers will benefit from the fact that fragmented pieces of knowledge are gathered in a single work, that they will find in this beginning synthesis inspiring to rethink a difficult and sometimes thankless surgery and to further the surgical advances of the 21st century.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel Camus
    • 1
  • Luc Van Overstraeten
    • 2
  1. 1., Hand Surgery UnitPolyclinique du Val de SambreMaubeugeFrance
  2. 2., Hand Surgery UnitHFSUTournaiBelgium

About the editors

Drs Camus and Overstraten have jointly organized the “Wrist Franco-Belgian congress about ligamentary lesions of the wrist before degenerative arthritis”, held in April 2009 in Tournai (Belgium). Dr Camus is in the organizing committee of FESSH.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Carpal Ligament Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Before Arthritis
  • Editors Emmanuel Camus
    Luc Van Overstraeten
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-2-8178-0378-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-2-8178-0550-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-2-8178-0379-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 306
  • Number of Illustrations 73 b/w illustrations, 132 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Traumatic Surgery
    Plastic Surgery
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