Scapholunate Dissociation

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Mar;48(3):225. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.7774.


A 52-year-old man sustained an injury to the right wrist following a fall into a push-up position. Direct-access outpatient physical therapy evaluation was performed 24 hours after the injury. A scaphoid radiograph series, consistent with American College of Radiology guidelines, was obtained based upon examination findings. The radiographs revealed a scapholunate gap of 4 mm and a scapholunate angle of greater than 60°, suggestive of scapholunate dissociation. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(3):225. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.7774.

Keywords: radiography; scaphoid; upper extremity; wrist.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery
  • Lunate Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Lunate Bone / injuries*
  • Lunate Bone / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Scaphoid Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Scaphoid Bone / injuries*
  • Scaphoid Bone / surgery