Following wrist trauma due to a karate accident, an 18-year-old male patient developed non-union of the scaphoid with proximal pole necrosis and significant scapholunate gap from an evident scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) injury. A custom-made 3D-printed titanium implant was used for scaphoid replacement and SLIL reconstruction. Good clinical and radiographic outcomes were observed at his 2-year follow-up. Custom-made 3D-printed titanium implants are thought to provide a surgical solution for patients requiring site-specific scaphoid replacement while allowing the reconstruction of the scapholunate ligament.
- orthopaedic and trauma surgery
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Contributors MIR is the sole author of this case report.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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