Kienböck, Robert

Kienböck, Robert

(kēn′bek″, bök″)
Austrian radiologist, 1871–1953.

Kienböck disease

Osteochondrosis or slow degeneration of the lunate bone of the wrist, usually resulting from trauma. Radiographic evidence includes sclerosis and collapse of the lunate bone. Treatment goals are to reduce pain, maintain motion, and prevent carpal collapse and ultimately arthritis. Untreated, it may result in loss of ulnar deviation

Kienböck sign

Paradoxical movement of the diaphragm upward during inspiration and downward during exhalation, a physical finding in diaphragmatic paralysis.
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Robert, Austrian radiologist, 1871-1953.
Kienböck atrophy - acute atrophy of bone in an extremity following inflammation.
Kienböck disease - osteolysis of the lunate bone following trauma to the wrist. Synonym(s): lunatomalacia
Kienböck dislocation - dislocation of semilunar bone.
Kienböck unit - an obsolete unit of x-ray dosage equivalent to 1/10 the erythema dose.
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