Scapholunate dissociation

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Wrist swelling 15 days after fall on an outstretched hand.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Widened scapholunate space (Terry Thomas sign).

Case Discussion

Terry-Thomas sign is indicative of scapholunate dissociation (often with rotary subluxation of the scaphoid) due to ligamentous injury.

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Case information

rID: 12411
Published: 21st Nov 2010
Last edited: 4th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded