Nonsurgical Management

In a scapholunate dissociation, the forces acting upon the scaphoid and lunate are significant and we believe cannot be adequately treated by closed treatment and cast immobilization alone if a DISI exists. Nor do we feel that closed reduction and percutaneous pin fixation is an adequate treatment, although arthroscopic-assisted reduction and percutaneous pin fixation may offer a better assessment of whether or not anatomic reduction is obtained than plane radiographs. If there is no carpal instability, nonsurgical management with immobilization and nonsteroidal antiin-flammatory medications can be beneficial.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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