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Bilateral lunotriquetral coalition

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

Presentation

55 year old women with atraumatic pain of both hands and wrists. Ball catcher view was performed.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Bilateral and complete fusion of the lunate and triquetrum representing an osseous luno-triquetral coalition.

Annotated image

Bilateral and complete fusion of the lunate and triquetrum representing an osseous luno-triquetral coalition.

Case Discussion

Lunotriquetral coalition is the most frequent type of carpal coalition. It is often bilateral and asymptomatic. It is more common in women.

The ball-catcher view is useful for finding early erosions at the base corners of the proximal phalanges, in arthropathies such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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Case information

rID: 83228
Published: 16th Oct 2020
Last edited: 19th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Clinique Les Babors - SETIF - Algeria

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