capsulodesis

capsulodesis

An orthopaedic technique—e.g., the Blatt dorsal capsulodesis—which uses a flap of dorsal capsule to tether the scaphoid tuberosity to retard scaphoid flexion. Because the flap is attached to the distal radius, wrist flexion is reduced by about 20%.
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The radially based capsule is then tied to each of these bone suture anchors, completing the capsulodesis.
Chapters have been revised and updated, and illustrations have been expanded for this edition, which integrates new subjects such as arthroscopic-assisted limited open reduction of the radius, distal radius osteotomy, percutaneous fixation of the scaphoid, dorsal intercarpal ligament capsulodesis, and four-corner arhtrodesis with headless screws.
If hyperextension is greater than 30[degrees], options include MCP joint fusion or volar plate capsulodesis.