Lunate dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Wrist pain following a fall.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

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. 

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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
Published: 31st May 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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