Ligament Injuries about the Wrist & Hand
Ligament injuries about the wrist can be seen as isolated injuries or in conjunction with fractures about the wrist and forearm. If they are isolated injury with only slight or partial tears then consideration for arthroscopic debridement can be given. If, however, they are more involved with significant repercussions to the alignment of the respective bones in the wrist and/or forearm then reconstructive procedures can be done. This involves the utilization of local tissues and/or tendons in order to reconstruct the ligamentous structures, i.e., the ropes between the respective bones. Postoperatively, there is usually a period of immobilization for 6 to 8 weeks and then significant period of therapy in order to regain maximal function within the wrist.