Space of Poirier

The space of Poirier is an area of the palmar wrist capsule, between the radial and ulnar capsular ligaments. It lies in the interval between the capitate and lunate and has poor ligamentous support, hence is associated with perilunate dislocation/instability

Upper limb anatomy
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Article information

rID: 32838
Section: Anatomy
Tags: wrist, stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Poirier space
  • Poirier's space

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