Lunate dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Jorge A. Chaib Neto

Presentation

Wrist pain after motorcycle fall.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a misalignment of the first Gilula arch, in which the lunate 'overlaps' the capitate and the scaphoid. The lunate bone has a triangular appearance on AP projection, with displacement and volar rotation on the lateral film. There is also a diffuse reduction of bone attenuation.

Case Discussion

This case represents lunate dislocation by a traumatic wrist injury.

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Case information

rID: 64806
Published: 9th Dec 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included