Scapholunate Ligament Injury is a common diagnosis for a patient with radial sided wrist pain. Mechanism of injury is usually a fall on an outstretched hand with a hyperextended wrist in ulna deviation. This injury consists of a spectrum of clinical features which requires different forms of treatment. The diagnosis for Scapholunate Ligament Injury is made by clinical examination, plain radiograph, MRI and diagnostic arthroscopy. Treatment of this injury also ranges from non-operative lifestyle modification, analgesia and splinting to operative pinning, open ligamentous repair and fusion.
Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury is a common diagnosis for patients who complain of ulnar sided wrist pain. TFCC is a complex ligamentous structure of the wrist which provide stability and a platform for movement to the wrist joint.Some common causes of TFCC injury include: