Jnl Wrist Surg 2016; 05(03): 184-187
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1585070
Special Focus Section: Interosseous Membrane and Its Effect on DRUJ
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Central Band Interosseous Membrane Reconstruction For Forearm Longitudinal Instability

Julie E. Adams
1  Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin, Minnesota
,
Randall W. Culp
2  Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia Hand Center, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
,
A. Lee Osterman
2  Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia Hand Center, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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Publication History

25 May 2016

30 May 2016

Publication Date:
01 July 2016 (online)

Abstract

Background The Essex-Lopresti injury results from injuries to the stabilizing structures of the forearm, the radial head, the interosseous membrane, and the triangular fibrocartilage complex.

Case Description/Literature Review We describe principles in approaching the patient with an acute or chronic Essex-Lopresti injury and describe surgical techniques to address these challenging cases both in the acute and chronic setting and describe outcomes of these techniques.

Clinical Relevance Further research into the role of the interosseous ligament in providing longitudinal and transverse stability to the forearm is likely to change our understanding of the Essex-Lopresti injury and alter management strategies.