Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9784

Panagopoulos A

Panagopoulos A
Patras University Hospital,
Papanikolaou str, 26504 Rio-Patras

  • Case Report
    Acute Static Volar Intercalated Segment Instability (VISI) of the Wrist: A Case Report
    Author(s): Panagopoulos A, Allom R and Compson JPanagopoulos A, Allom R and Compson J

    Introduction: Isolated injuries of the lunotriquetral (LTq) interosseous ligament and associated structures are less common and less well understood than other forms of dissociative carpal instability. For a VISI deformity to occur the LTq interosseous ligament must be disrupted but the progression of lunotriquetral dissociation requires further ligamentous injury, particularly the palmar LTq ligament, and for full dissociation between the lunate and triquetrum, the dorsal radiocarpal ligaments, which finally results in a static volar intercalated segmental instability (VISI) pattern. Case report: A 52-year old left-handed male patient of black origin was presented with a rare pattern of an acute static volar intercalated instability (VISI). Complete disruption of both the intrinsic lunotriquetral ligaments and the dorsal intercarpal ligaments were identified at surgery. Dir.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000129

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