SLAC wrist

SLAC wrist

Orthopedics A wrist affected by scapholunate advanced collapse–SLAC, a common form of wrist osteoarthritis Imaging Loss of joint space, periarticular sclerosis, loose fragments, scapholunate disassociation and rotation of scaphoid and, with time, carpal collapse. See Wrist.
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The primary midcarpal arthrodesis had been indicated by a SLAC wrist in 17 patients and a SNAC in three cases, one after an intraarticular radius fracture and one resulting from a perilunate fracture dislocation.
However, bilateral scapholunate advanced collapse being the foremost etiology in our patient group, is not a new pathology, as findings of bilateral SLAC wrist on a prehistoric skeleton from Hassi-el-Abiod site in Malian Sahara provide paleopathological evidence of the existence of this disease 7,000 years ago.
The UNI2 is indicated for use for people with rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis, SLAC wrist and Osteo arthritis.