Kienböck disease

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


A 40 year old male with wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

The lunate bone is collapsed and displays low signal intensity in all sequences, but with some marrow edema and degenerative cystic change.

Mild joint effusion is seen.

There are also other scattered ares of subchondral bone marrow edematous change within the carpal bones.

There is Intact traingular fibrocartilage.

Case Discussion

Avascular necrosis of the lunate bone (Kienbock disease).

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 62694
Published: 30th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.