Scapholunate Advanced Collapse


This case study reviews the pathophysiology of scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC), which is the most common etiology of degenerative arthritis in the wrist. The scapholunate ligament serves a critical role in stability of the carpus. Disruption of the scapholunate ligament, its sequela, and the magnetic resonance imaging evaluation are discussed, with review of the defining features of this disease and its progression. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 24(2):140–143, 2015) Key words: MRI, review, scapholunate advanced collapse, wrist

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Stephen J. Pomeranz, MD, and Peter Salazar, MD