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Scapholunate Ligament Injury (SLI)

Scapholunate Ligament Injury (SLI)

The base of the wrist is composed of eight small carpal bones. The most frequently injured carpal bone is the scaphoid bone, which is located near the base of the thumb. Next to it, you will find the lunate bone which is attached to the scaphoid bone by the scapholunate ligament. Guess what winter sport causes the most Scapholunate Ligament injuries? If you guessed skiing due to falls and over-rotating ski poles, you are a winner. Snowboarding is also in the running.

What are the symptoms of a Scapholunate Ligament Injury?

  • Aching on the thumb side
  • Weakness holding a ski pole
  • Bruising on the palm
  • Clicking sound or popping in the wrist
  • Accompanying fractures of the hand

Is there a natural, non-surgical alternative for treating a Scapholunate Ligament Injury?

The good news is that there is a regenerative alternative to surgery for treating your injured scapholunate ligament. Dr. Scott Greenberg will perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis, including a review of your most recent radiographs. He will carefully examine and palpate your hand, wrist and elbow to comprehensively understand why your kinetic systems are out of balance.

If you are an appropriate candidate for Kinetic Regeneration Therapy, Dr. Greenberg will treat your SLI by administering the healing and synergistic cascade of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments.

To treat SLI, Dr. Greenberg uses KRT Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections every three weeks, depending on your progress. PRP treatments are used to promote the patients’ own healing factors and cells to regenerate injured ligament, cartilage and bone systems. A typical treatment course may call for several injections performed every 3 weeks, depending on the patient’s progress. Dr. Greenberg will discuss the objectives of each treatment and explain the therapeutic option that is most appropriate for your case.

Kinetic Regenerative Therapy is an excellent choice for those who are looking for an alternative treatment to surgery. Our team treats the whole person, not just your symptoms. We work to renew you physically and improve your overall sense of wellness, both emotionally and physically.

If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.


Treatment of scapholunate ligament injury, EFFORT Open Rev. 2017: 2(9): 382-393, J. Anderson


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