Carpal Ligament Surgery

Before Arthritis

  • Emmanuel Camus
  • Luc Van Overstraeten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. Feipel
      Pages 3-17
    3. C. Rizzo, J. Garret, V. Guigal, A. Gazarian
      Pages 39-66
    4. J.-C. Dosch, T. Moser
      Pages 67-79
    5. M. Shahabpour, P. Ceuterick, B. Allemon, N. Pouliart, S. Provyn, M. De Maeseneer
      Pages 81-93
    6. G. Dautel
      Pages 99-107
    7. L. Van Overstraeten
      Pages 137-141
  3. Treatment of Ligament Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. L. Van Overstraeten
      Pages 155-159
    3. J.-L. Roux
      Pages 161-175
    4. F. Schuind, W. El Kazzi
      Pages 251-256
    5. L. De Smet, I. Janssens, W. Van De Sande
      Pages 257-260
    6. J. Goubau, P. Van Hoonacker, B. Berghs, D. Kerckhove
      Pages 261-264
    7. J. Goubau, P. Van Hoonacker, B. Berghs, D. Kerckhove
      Pages 265-268
    8. L. De Smet, P. Van Hoonacker, S. Goeminne
      Pages 269-274
    9. F. Delétang
      Pages 275-287

About this book


Nowadays, it is established that carpal ligamentary lesions may lead to instability and then to carpal arthritis. However, the variety of anatomopathological classifications and the multiplicity of surgical repair techniques reflect the difficulty of conceiving this ligamentary pathology. The clinical analysis and traditional investigation techniques face the complexity of the wrist. Its mechanical complexity is due to the number of synchronized bones in every movement of the hand. The clinical analysis of the wrist is insufficient to precisely measure the mobility of each carpal bone. Paraclinical examinations are also significant for clinical diagnosis. The tools available today range from X-rays to arthroscopy, including arthroCTscan and soon MRI. As concerns repair techniques, their diversity must not hide the fact that a biomechanical and physiological principle is involved and must be identified. This book is the result of a reflection of an expert group in the field of wrist pathology. It attempts to analyze, understand, explain and make comprehensible, if not obvious, the reflections that each practitioner should employ during the diagnosis and treatment of carpal ligamentary lesions. The focus is consciously not on degenerative carpal pathology, which usually enjoys more visibility. We hope that readers will benefit from the fact that fragmented pieces of knowledge are gathered in a single work, that they will find in this beginning synthesis inspiring to rethink a difficult and sometimes thankless surgery and to further the surgical advances of the 21st century.


Carpus Lesion Ligament Surgery Wrist

Editors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel Camus
    • 1
  • Luc Van Overstraeten
    • 2
  1. 1., Hand Surgery UnitPolyclinique du Val de SambreMaubeugeFrance
  2. 2., Hand Surgery UnitHFSUTournaiBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-2-8178-0378-4
  • Online ISBN 978-2-8178-0379-1
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