Carpal coalition

Carpal coalition refers to fusion of two or more carpal bones, and although the most commonly involved bones are the lunate and triquetrum most combinations of adjacent bones can be found to be coalesced. 

Epidemiology

The estimated incidence is at ~0.1% and it tends to be more common in women and in Africans 1-2

Pathology

Associations

There are several associated conditions, especially with multiple coalitions:


Upper limb anatomy
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rID: 10789
Section: Anatomy
Tag: carpus
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Coalition of carpal bones

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