Extensor retinaculum capsulorrhaphy (herbert sling)

Keith Aldrich, Zubin Panthaki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter details the steps in performing the extensor retinaculum capsulorrhaphy (the Herbert sling) procedure. A retinacular flap is created; the flap can be sutured to the periosteum of the distal radius or if radial periosteum is insufficient, suture anchors can be placed. The extensor retinaculum is imbricated in an oblique fashion from distal-ulnar to proximal-radial. Indications, essential steps, postoperative care, and sample operative dictation are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Capsulorrhaphy
  • Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ)
  • Extensor retinaculum
  • Herbert sling
  • Imbrication
  • Ulnocarpal joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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