Preiser disease

Last revised by Joshua Yap on 7 Jun 2022

Preiser disease refers to idiopathic osteonecrosis of the scaphoid 1,2.  


  • type 1: complete type, associated with poor outcome
  • type 2: partial/segmental type, associated with good outcome when compared to type 1

History and etymology

It was first described by G Preiser in 1910 3,4.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1
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