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SLAC Scapholunate Advanced Collapse eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) of the wrist is the most common pattern of degenerative arthritis in the wrist. Watson and Ballet coined the term SLAC wrist in 1984. Findings of bilateral SLAC wrist on a prehistoric skeleton provide paleopathological evidence of the existence of this disease 7000 years ago. The hallmark of the disorder is scaphoid or scapholunate ligament injury with collapse on the radial side of the wrist.
Synonyms and related keywords: SLAC wrist, degenerative arthritis, scaphoid injury, scapholunate collapse, wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, scaphoid fracture, scapholunate dissociation, wrist arthritis, arthritis of the wrist, periscaphoid arthritis, scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse, SNAC
Danikas et al 2005

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Author/Contact: Danikas et al
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Language: English

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