Severely displaced lunate dislocation and scaphoid fracture

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The lunate is dislocated anteriorly and proximally anterior to the distal radial start. The capitate is articulating with the distal radius. Scaphoid waist fracture with the proximal pole displaced proximally and anteriorly. There is also a dorsal triquetral fracture. Significant dorsal and volar soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

The lunate (and part of the scaphoid) is rarely dislocated this far from the carpus, signifying high velocity trauma.

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Case information

rID: 63793
Published: 18th Oct 2018
Last edited: 17th Jan 2019
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