From Spain to Sydney to Las Vegas
Scapholunate instability is a pretty tricky problem to diagnose and treat. I went to visit Dr Paco del Pinal in Santander, Spain in 2015. He is a wizard with wrist arthroscopy – he taught me an arthroscopic reconstruction which I have been using in Sydney since. We have been working in the lab at Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, on a new reconstruction which addresses the critical stabilisers. This is done arthroscopically, and addresses the key ligament deficiencies now known to lead to scapholunate instability.
I was invited to present my work at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand pre-course in Las Vegas, September 2019. I was very honoured to be presenting alongside some legends of wrist surgery, including Dr Pinal!