Kienbock disease

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Kien·böck dis·ease

osteonecrosis of the lunate bone resulting from unknown etiolgy, although can occur after trauma.
Synonym(s): lunatomalacia

Kien·böck dis·ease

(kēn'bĕrk di-zēz')
Osteonecrosis of the lunate bone resulting from unknown etiolgy, although it can occur after trauma.

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


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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Imakiire, "Lunate excision, capitate osteotomy, and intercarpal arthrodesis for advanced Kienbock disease: long-term follow-up," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery A, vol.
* pain on end extension: occult ganglion, Kienbock disease, flexor carpi radialis (FCR) tendonitis