Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Isolated Lunotriquetral Interosseous Ligament Tear - An Uncommon Lesion

Marco Antonio Alves Braun1, Thaís Amanda Frank de Almeida Alves1, Márcio Luís Duarte2,3* and Lucas Ribeiro dos Santos1,2

1Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santos, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.
2Master Degree in Evidence-Based Health at UNIFESP, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Márcio Luís Duarte, WEBIMAGEM TELERRADIOLOGIA, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.

Received: August 13, 2021; Published: September 15, 2021


  An injury of the interosseous lunotriquetral ligament is an infrequently recognized cause of pain in the ulnar side of the wrist. A partial or complete tear of it occurs by many mechanisms including traumas, sports activities, and degenerative disorders. The patient will experience ulnar-sided pain, point tenderness, painful snap, loss of strength and stability. The gold-standard test to confirm its diagnosis is arthroscopy, despite many others that may help in the investigation and exclusion of other causes that lead to the same symptoms. Treatment can be conservative or need surgery. Surgical intervention has as objective the stabilization of the lunotriquetral joint. However, its consequences have high complication rates and need of re-operation.

Keywords: Ligaments; Carpal Bones; Wrist Injuries; Wrist Joint; Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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Citation: Márcio Luís Duarte., et al. “Isolated Lunotriquetral Interosseous Ligament Tear - An Uncommon Lesion".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.10 (2021): 39-41.


Copyright: © 2021 Márcio Luís Duarte., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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