Chronic Lunotriquetral Ligament Injuries: Arthrodesis or Capsulodesis

  • L. De SmetEmail author
  • I. Janssens
  • W. Van De Sande


Lunotriquetral ligament ruptures were treated by arthrodesis or ligament reconstruction. The outcomes were retrospectively reviewed: 17 underwent an arthrodesis and 13 a reconstruction with a strip of the extensor retinaculum.

In the arthrodesis group, nine were not satisfied – complications and reoperations were numerous – and eight developed a pseudarthrosis.

In the reconstruction group, eight were satisfied, five were not. Complications were less frequent and less severe.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryU.Z. PellenbergLubbeek (Pellenberg)Belgium

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