Wrist Ligament Injuries
Picture 1: Schematic representation of complex anatomical arrangement of few extrenal and internal wrist ligaments
Picture 2: Left - normal alignment of 8 wrist bones; Right: disruption of the ligament between the scaphoid (S) and lunate (L) and consequent gap between them
Picture 3: X-rays image of advanced arthritis caused by malrotation of the wrist bones after crucial ligament rupture
Picture 4: MRI image indicating increased gap between scaphoid and lunate after the tear of the ligament between them
Picture 5: Reconstruction of torn scapho-lunate ligament with a flexor carpi radialis tendon sling taken from the forearm and transferred into the wrist
I am grateful to all patients who have kindly agreed for their pictures to be used here.