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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-14

Palmaris longus tendon for distal radio-ulnar ligament reconstruction – A novel technique

1 Department of Reconstructive Surgery, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of General Surgery, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Institute of Naval Medicine, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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R Nagamahendran
Dept of General Surgery, Institute of Naval Medicine, INHS Asvini, Near RC Church, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jbjd.jbjd_6_21

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Isolated Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) Instability is a rare phenomenon. It is usually associated with fractures of either the radius or ulna, and the treatment is not uniform. We present the case of a traumatic DRUJ instability presented to our centre with complaints of abnormal clicking sound in wrist during rotatory movements. During surgery, the stabilization of DRUJ was done using distal radioulnar ligament. Postoperative radiography showed proper alignment, with good stability of DRUJ.Correction of DRUJ instability is facilitated by distal radioulnar ligament reconstruction. The treatment is found to be effective with good outcome as compared to the conservative management and other surgical modalities widely practiced.

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