Preiser disease

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.

Wrist pathology

Article information

rID: 9334
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Scaphoid AVN
  • Avascular necrosis of the scaphoid
  • Preiser's disease
  • Scaphoid avascular necrosis
  • Avascular necrosis of scaphoid
  • Segmental AVN of scaphoid

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Cases and figures

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