CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano 2020; 48(01): 056-060
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708462
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Arthroscopic Repair of Dorsal Radiocarpal Ligament Tear – Report of Three Cases

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1  Orthopedics Service, Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, Amadora, Portugal
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2  Orthopedics Service, Hospital da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal
3  Orthopedics Service, Hospital Ortopédico de Sant’Ana, Parede, Portugal
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2  Orthopedics Service, Hospital da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal
4  Orthopedics Service, Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Lisboa, Portugal
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Publication History

29 September 2019

14 January 2020

Publication Date:
29 May 2020 (online)

Abstract

The dorsal radiocarpal ligament (DRCL) is a dorsal capsular ligament with a significant role in carpal stability. We should consider the arthroscopic repair of the DRCL in cases of isolated DRCL tear or when the DCRL tear is the only clinically evident injury. Arthroscopic view of the DRCL tear is better through the volar radial portal. The purpose of the present article is to describe three cases of uncommon DRCL tear in patients with chronical dorsal wrist pain that were treated by arthroscopic repair. This condition can easily be unrecognized by the orthopedic surgeon if it is not specifically searched for. Good results are expected following the arthroscopic repair of an isolated DRCL tear; however, the contribution of the DRCL to the final outcome in combined repairs is difficult to isolate.