Lunate dislocation

Case contributed by Gerry Gardner

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Pain in wrist following fall from bike

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
X-ray

Case Discussion

This 30 yr old male presented with wrist pain following a fall from a BMX bike.

He was referred to fracture clinic for an undisplaced radial styloid fracture.

Radiological report picked up the lunate dislocation.

The patient was next seen 5 months later when he re-attended the emergency department. It is unknown if he missed his clinic referral or whether the dislocation was missed at clinic. The lunate was still dislocated and he was suffering from disuse osteoporosis.

He then underwent a stabilisation.

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Case information

rID: 13901
Case created: 29th May 2011
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
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