SLAC & SNAC wrists Management & Results. Satyam Patel January 19th, 2007. Overview. Definitions Natural history Treatment Options Results. SLAC = Scapho-Lunate Advanced Collapse SNAC = Scaphoid Nonunion Advanced Collapse PRC = proximal row carpectomy
January 19th, 2007
Wrist motion occurs through preserved radiolunate and ulnocarpal joints
Including hamate and triquetrum increases fusion rate without sacrificing further motion
CI’s = radiolunate degeneration, ulnar carpal translation
Capitate articulates with lunate fossa
Difference in arc of rotation between C & L allows for radial and ulnar deviation
Preserving radio-scapho-capitate ligament is important for stability (N.B. if doing styloidectomy)Biomechanical basis for treatment
Degenerative Arthritis of the Wrist : Proximal Row Carpectomy versus Scaphoid excision and four-corner arthrodesis.
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2 cohorts of 19 patients each largely stage 2 arthritis, most SLAC, 3 SNAC in one arm 6 in the other.
- Early follow-up results (DASH, SF-36)
No significant differences in pain, grip strength, ROM
4CF group scored higher on mental-health component of SF-36 and retained a slightly greater radial-ulnar deviation arc.
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