Lunate dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Wrist pain following a fall.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There is fracture of the ulnar styloid. On the AP projection there is disruption of the normal alignment of the proximal carpal row with the lunate appearing triangular in shape and superimposed over the capitate.  Lunate dislocation is confirmed on the lateral film. 

Annotated images

Modality: Annotated image

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Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the typical appearances of a lunate dislocation which represents a significant carpal injury. 

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Case Information

rID: 9906
Case created: 31st May 2010
Last edited: 6th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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