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Kienböck’s disease 

Kienböck’s disease
Kienböck’s disease

Ilana Langdon

and Grey Giddins

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date: 05 July 2022

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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