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Kienböck’s disease 

Kienböck’s disease
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Kienböck’s disease
Author(s):

Ilana Langdon

and Grey Giddins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.006003
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date: 13 December 2019

Uncommon but well recognised

Cause – avascular necrosis

Probably related to ulna positive variance

History and examination may be suggestive but rarely diagnostic

Radiographs or MRI are diagnostic

Treatment is non-operative or operative

Various operations are performed especially ulna shortening

Most patients do well even with poor radiographs.

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