Os triangulare

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Male
X-ray

Wrist

Incidental note of accessory ossicle distal to the ulna fovea. 

Case Discussion

Accessory ossicles of the wrist are important to recognise. This ossicle is probably an os triangulare as it lies distal to the ulna fovea. It may be also be another accessory ossicle, the lunula, which appears in the TFCC but is typically distal to the tip of the ulna styloid.

Other differential diagnosis to be considered would be a persistent ulna styloid (if shortened/absent) or a (acute or chronic) ulna styloid fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 27773
Case created: 19th Feb 2014
Last edited: 26th Apr 2017
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