A Novel Surgical Reconstruction Technique in the Management of Chronic Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears with Volar Subluxation

Ayik O., Demirel M. C.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.54, no.2, pp.191-196, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2022.22024
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-196
  • Keywords: Ulnar collateral ligament injury, thumb dorsal joint capsule, volar subluxation, first metacarpophalangeal joint, UCL reconstruction, reconstruction of the dorsal joint capsule, THUMB METACARPOPHALANGEAL JOINT, INJURIES, INSTABILITY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: We hypothesized that ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction is inadequate for metacarpophalangeal joint stabilization in chronic ulnar collateral ligament injuries with volar subluxation due to dorsal joint capsule injury. We consecutively performed both ulnar collateral ligament and dorsal joint capsule reconstruction to treat patients with a chronic ulnar collateral ligament tear with volar subluxation. This study aimed to present our preliminary results and experience with this technique in managing such cases.