Kienböck's disease

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Kienböck's disease

 [kēn´berks]
1. slowly progressive osteochondrosis of the lunate bone; it may affect other wrist bones.
2. traumatic cavitation of the spinal cord.
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Radial shortening has been well accepted as effective surgical procedure for Kienbock's disease.
This is consistent with most of previous studies which presented this method as a reliable procedure for functional improvement and patient satisfaction in the treatment of stages I to IIIA of Kienbock's disease [7,11,14, 21, 22].
conclusions which used combination of shortening osteotomy and vascularized bone grafting for the treatment of Kienbock's disease [16,17, 19].
used vascularized iliac bone graft for reconstruction of Kienbock's disease and showed that this is a reasonable method and radiological and clinical improvements last for a long period of time [23].
The radiographs revealed no osseous changes or progression through the stages of Kienbock's disease.
Follow-up radiographs were taken and no progression of Kienbock's disease had occurred.
3) The prevalence of Kienbock's disease can be a challenge to diagnose as a result of its rarity and overlapping clinical presentation with general wrist sprains.
Kienbock's disease most commonly affects adult males between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age, who are predominantly manual workers.