The Cause of Chronic Wrist Pain in a Boxer: Scapholunate Dislocation
Selçuk Gül, İsmail Kaya, Bülent Ülkar
Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Sports Medicine Department, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Wrist injury, scapholunate ligament, wrist instability
The wrist is one of the most complex joints of the body. Wrist injuries are common in baseball, volleyball, gymnastics and in fighting sports. The falls on the hyperextended hand are the main risk factors in these injuries. Scapholunate joint injuries are complex issues that have controversies regarding both diagnosis and treatment. Scapholunate ligament injuries are usually responsible in dislocation of scapholunate joint. These injuries are often overlooked and commonly lead to chronic wrist pain. Early diagnosis of the scapholunate ligament damage is very important in planning the appropriate treatment regime. The diagnostic and treatment processes of scapholunate ligament injury in a boxer with chronic wrist pain are presented in this article.
Cite this article as; Gul S, Kaya I, Ulkar B The Cause of Chronic Wrist Pain in a Boxer: Scapholunate Dislocation. Turk J Sports Med 2017;52 (1):36-40