Scapholunate dissociation - Terry Thomas sign

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

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Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Widening of the scapholunate space (Terry Thomas sign).

Case Discussion

The Terry Thomas (or Madonna) sign is given to the increase in the scapholunate space identified on an AP radiograph. The increased distance indicates scapholunate dissociation.

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Case information

rID: 46695
Published: 13th Jul 2016
Last edited: 3rd Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included