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Wrist Rehabilitation after Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Reconstruction for a Collegiate Basketball Player
Korean J Sports Med 2019;37:101-106
Published online September 1, 2019;
© 2019 The Korean Society of Sports Medicine.

Wonseok Jang, Daeho Kim

Department of Sports Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea
Correspondence to: Daeho Kim
Department of Sports Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin 17104, Korea
Tel: +82-31-201-2787, Fax: +82-31-204-8117
Received April 4, 2019; Revised July 18, 2019; Accepted August 5, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
For a basketball player who had scapholunate interosseous ligament injury related to sport, it is crucial to secure the active range of motion (ROM) and regain proprioception of the wrist. The player was involved in a 21-week rehabilitation procedure based on controlling pain with inactive treatments, restoring the wrist ROM with active treatments. We measured the visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, upper extremity functional outcome measurement (Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH]) for the functionality, and active ROMs of the wrist. The VAS was decreased (after surgical treatment, 8.7; 1 week, 2.5; 12 week, 35; 21 week, 0). The DASH score was decreased when he returned to play (after surgical treatment, 78; end of the rehabilitation, 23). Wrist flexion and extension ROM were increased to 55째 and 67째, respectively. To restore the function of the wrist for basketball performance, improvement of active ROM and proprioception is the primary goal to return to play.
Keywords : Ligament, Mobility, Proprioception, Wrist
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