Lunate Dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Fall from height.

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Male

CT Wrist

CT: lunate seen displaced and angulated volarly. Comminuted fracture is also seen in the first row of carpal bones.


Lunate dislocation: the normal alignment of the distal radius, carpus and metacarpals should remain normal with the exception of the lunate which will be displaced and rotated volarly. 

Case Discussion

lunate dislocation is an uncommon traumatic wrist injury that requires prompt management and surgical repair. The lunate is displaced and rotated volarly. The rest of the carpal bones are in a normal anatomic position in relation to the radius.

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Case information

rID: 17209
Case created: 27th Mar 2012
Last edited: 6th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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