Incidence and Treatment of Scapholunate Ligament Injuries Associated with Distal Radius Fractures


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 18-000040
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-000040

About this study

This study aims to analyze the incidence of scapholunate ligament injuries associated with distal radius fractures and to determine the clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes of treatment versus observation.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Operative management of distal radius fractures between 1980 and present with a minimum of 1 year follow-up.  Patient record must contain post-operative and follow-up radiological imaging, adequate clinical information to assess functionality, pain, activities of daily living, range of motion, and satisfaction.  Radiographic documentation must be available.
  • Patients ≥ 18 years of age
  • Patients with distal radius fracture with associated scapholunate ligament injury diagnosed with:
    • Wrist arthroscopy
    • Plain radiographs with a scapholunate interval ≥ 3mm

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients < 18 years of age
  • Less than 1 year follow-up
  • Open fracture
  • Previous injury to ipsilateral wrist
  • Dementia

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sanjeev Kakar, M.D.

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Contact information:

Nicholas Duethman M.D.

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