Lunate dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Anne Gisik


High speed dirt bike accident, landed on left side on out-stretched hand. Complaining of paresthesia in fingers and wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Complete lunate dislocation with abnormal rotation to 180 degrees. No definite fracture identified. 

Case Discussion

The patient had urgent closed reduction whilst in emergency after hours, which was unsuccessful for a complete relocation of the lunate.

Required open reduction and fixation with K-wires. Median nerve was noted to be under stretch during surgery.

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Case information

rID: 55613
Published: 3rd Oct 2017
Last edited: 28th Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included