intercarpal


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intercarpal

[¦in·tər′kärp·əl]
(anatomy)
Located between the carpal bones.
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The capsular incision is then continued in the radial direction splitting the dorsal intercarpal ligament, aiming towards the base of the thumb, making a sideways "V" capsular incision, with the capsule ending up as a radially based flap.
36) Radiographic clues that may help predict intercarpal ligament injury have also been studied.
Intercarpal ligamentous injuries should always be considered in distal radius fractures with specific fracture patterns and high energy injuries.
There was evidence of synovitis in the intercarpal joints and tenosynovitis of the extensor pollicis brevis (Figure 3) and the abductor pollicis longus.
Evaluating instability requires visualizing not only the radiocarpal joint but also the midcarpal joint, since any incongruity associated with intercarpal instability is often more effectively assessed at the midcarpal joint.
Viable surgical options include: synovectomy, intercarpal fusion, interposition arthroplasty, silicone spacers, joint arthroplasty, and arthrodesis.
7,8) The observation that congenital carpal fusions or coalitions are frequently without pain, weakness, or instability encouraged the concept of intercarpal arthrodesis to eliminate not only the arthritic articulations but to also maintain mobility in the intact joint surfaces.
Much of the stability and balance of the wrist is due to the soft tissues including the radiocarpal ligaments, intercarpal ligaments, triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), and crossing tendons.