Kienböck disease

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Chronic wrist pain on the left side.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

The lunate bone is collapsed and displays low signal intensity on all sequences, although there is some marrow edema and degenerative cystic change.

Synovial cysts originate from the lunotriquetral and radiocarpal joint spaces, respectively. 

The triangular fibrocartilage is intact.

Case Discussion

Avascular necrosis of the lunate bone (Kienböck disease).

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Case information

rID: 70009
Published: 30th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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