Greater arc injury: trans-scaphoid fracture (de Quervain) with lunate dislocation

Case contributed by Dr C. Igler


Motocross accident in the Sahara Desert. Acute wrist swelling and pain. Median nerve symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Greater arc injury:

Displaced transverse fracture through the waist of the scaphoid.

Small osseous fragments represent intercarpal ligament avulsions.

Palmar luxation of the lunate with displacement of the adjacent flexor tendons and the median nerve.

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Case information

rID: 43502
Published: 14th Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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