Arthroscopic Dorsal Ligamentocapsulodesis in the Treatment of Isolated Lunotriquetral Interosseous Ligamentous Injury: A Retrospective Case Series of 22 Patients

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Background: The literature is scarce regarding isolated tears of lunotriquetral interosseous ligament (LTIL). The purpose of this study was to present mid-term clinical and functional results of arthroscopic dorsal ligamentocapsulodesis in the treatment of isolated LTIL tears. Methods: Twenty-two patients (8 females, 14 males; mean age: 31 years; age range: 18-42) with isolated LTIL tears verified by wrist arthroscopy were retrospectively reviewed and included in the study. The mean follow-up was 55 months (range: 24-84). The modified Mayo wrist score, visual analog scale (VAS), flexion and extension deficits of passive wrist range of motion (ROM), pain-free ROM with forced wrist extension and grip strength were measured in all patients preoperatively and at final follow-up. Results: The mean modified Mayo wrist score significantly improved from 50 +/- 10.29 preoperatively (range: 30-65) to 86 +/- 11.61 (range: 60-100) at the final follow-up (p < 0.001). The mean VAS score significantly improved from 7.1 +/- 0.83 (range: 6-8) preoperatively to 2.2 +/- 1.35 (range: 0-6; p < 0.001) at the final follow-up. At the final follow-up examination, the forced wrist extension was painless in all but three patients who developed pain at 70 degrees, 75 degrees and 80 degrees of extension, respectively. The mean strength of hand grip significantly increased from 38.6 +/- 9.68 (range: 24-54) kg to 49.5 +/- 12.36 (range: 33-66) kg at the final assessment (p < 0.001). No major complications were observed during or after the procedure. Conclusions: With the encouraging mid-term outcomes and a lower complication rate, arthroscopic LTIL dorsal ligamentocapsulodesis seems to be a safe and effective surgical technique in improving functional outcomes and reducing pain in patients with isolated LTIL tears.


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Lunotriquetral interosseous ligament, Capsulodesis, Ligamentocapsulodesis, Arthroscopic capsulodesis, Isolated lunotriquetral tears


Journal Of Hand Surgery-Asian-Pacific Volume

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