Korean J Sports Med.  2019 Sep;37(3):101-106. 10.5763/kjsm.2019.37.3.101.

Wrist Rehabilitation after Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Reconstruction for a Collegiate Basketball Player

  • 1Department of Sports Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Korea. daeho.kim@khu.ac.kr


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, 3–5; 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 55° and 67°, 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.


Ligament; Mobility; Proprioception; Wrist
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