Dorsal Scapholunate Capsulodesis: Viegas’ Technique

  • E. CamusEmail author


The existence of scapholunate instability signifies an association of intrinsic scapholunate ligament lesion and lesions of the extrinsic carpal stabilizing ligaments. Many techniques for scapholunate stabilization have been described ranging from simple pinning to wrist arthrodesis including ligament repairs and a variety of capsulodesis and tenodesis techniques the author used the Viegas, capsulodesis technique to reinforce the dorsal component of the scapholunate ligament. the technique is illustrated. the preliminary results show good results for ten cases and fair for three of fourteen.


Wrist Flexion Posterior Interosseous Nerve Scapholunate Ligament Radial Wrist Extensor Axial Traction 
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  1. 1.Hand Surgery UnitSELARL Chirurgie de la Main, Polyclinique du Val de SambreMaubeugeFrance

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