What is a normal scapholunate interval?

What is a normal scapholunate interval?

What is a normal scapholunate interval?

Adult. In adults, the normal value is usually taken as <2 mm, with an interval of >3 mm (see: Terry Thomas sign) generally considered diagnostic of scapholunate dissociation 1-3.

What special test indicates a scapholunate ligament injury?

The scaphoid shift test is a provocative maneuver used to examine the dynamic stability of the scaphoid and reproduce a patient’s symptoms. It is used to diagnose scapholunate interosseous ligament instability (SLIL).

How is a torn scapholunate ligament diagnosed?

An MRI is sometimes needed to confirm the diagnosis. MRI allows your surgeon to see the degree of ligament injury. Sometimes having a radiologist inject dye into the joint before the MRI helps to find a torn ligament. This is called a MR arthrogram.

How do you treat a SLAC wrist?

Mild symptomatic SLAC can often be managed nonoperatively with periodic steroid injections, splinting, and NSAIDs. If the grip strength of the SLAC wrist is greater than 80% of that of the uninvolved wrist and the condition is not giving rise to significant impairment, then living with SLAC is a valid option.

What does a scapholunate tear feel like?

The symptoms of scapholunate ligament injury are: Pain and swelling at the wrist joint. Pain aggravated by weight bearing, for example during a press up. Wrist instability and weakness.

How do I strengthen my scapholunate ligament?

With forearm supported on table and wrist over With hand flat on table, slide hand side. the edge, lift hand up with fingers resting in a Repeat 8 – 10 times, 3 – 4 times per day. fist, and then relax hand down with fingers open. Repeat 8 – 10 times, 3 – 4 times per day.

What is Stage 2 SLAC wrist?

2] SLAC wrist is often the terminal and end-stage result of an untreated scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) injury. Radiographic, CT, and MRI imaging often demonstrate widening of the scapholunate interval, degenerative changes of the affected carpal bones, and proximal migration of the capitate. [