Three-dimensional description of ligamentous attachments around the lunate

Soya Nagao, Rita M. Patterson, William L. Buford, Clark R. Andersen, Munir A. Shah, Steven F. Viegas

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Abstract

Purpose: To detail the location and area of specific ligament attachments on the 3-dimensional (3-D) surface morphology of the individual carpal bones. Methods: We describe the attachment regions of both extrinsic and intrinsic intercarpal ligaments by using a combination of detailed dissection, computed tomography imaging, and a 3-D digitization technique and provide detailed information about ligament attachments around the lunate. Results: The length, width, and thickness of each ligament are described in millimeters and its area of attachment is given in square millimeters and as a percentage of the bone surface and/or total ligament attachment area. The attachment sites of the ligaments also are shown visually on 3-D images of the bones. Conclusions: This study improves the knowledge and understanding of carpal ligament anatomy, which can result in better intraoperative assessment of ligament integrity/disruption and allow more accurate and anatomic repair, reattachment, and/or reconstruction of carpal ligaments for the treatment of carpal instability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-692
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2005

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Ligaments
Wrist
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Carpal Bones
Bone and Bones
Dissection
Anatomy
Tomography

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Attachment
  • Ligament
  • Lunate
  • Proximal carpal bones

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Nagao, Soya ; Patterson, Rita M. ; Buford, William L. ; Andersen, Clark R. ; Shah, Munir A. ; Viegas, Steven F. / Three-dimensional description of ligamentous attachments around the lunate. In: Journal of Hand Surgery. 2005 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 685-692.
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Three-dimensional description of ligamentous attachments around the lunate. / Nagao, Soya; Patterson, Rita M.; Buford, William L.; Andersen, Clark R.; Shah, Munir A.; Viegas, Steven F.

In: Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.07.2005, p. 685-692.

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