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The scapholunate ligament is important for carpal bone stability. It is commonly injured after a fall onto an outstretched hand, but can sometimes also result from a degenerative rupture.

You may present with pain localized to the back of the hand on the thumb side of the wrist. There may be pain that worsens when loading the wrist, as well as clicking in the wrist, and instability or a feeling of weakness.

Hand therapy treatment may involve splinting and/or exercises to help stabilize the wrist. On occasion, surgical management may be required which will involve ligament repair or reconstruction. Hand therapy are likely to see you after your surgery to splint and rehabilitate your wrist.

Please discuss further with your hand therapist for more information.