Open reduction of chronic lunate and perilunate dislocations
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Four patients with chronic lunate and perilunate dislocations were treated by open reduction and internal fixation. The interval between injury and operation was 7, 8, 14 and 18 weeks, respectively. Both palmar and dorsal surgical approaches were needed to reduce the old dislocation in all cases. A case of dorsal trans-scaphoid perilunate dislocation showed concurrent partial disruption of the scapholunate ligament. Transient vascular compromise of either the lunate or the proximal scaphoid fragment was noted in three patients. Despite the delay in treatment, all patients had satisfactory outcomes.
KeywordsPublic Health Satisfactory Outcome Internal Fixation Open Reduction Partial Disruption
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