Arthroscopic core decompression of the lunate in early stage Kienbock disease of the lunate

Gregory Bain, Michael Smith, Adam Watts

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Abstract

Since the first description of Kienbock disease in 1910, the etiology and treatment have remained controversial topics. Core decompression is an accepted treatment option in early-stage avascular necrosis of the femoral head, and more recently the humeral head. This paper reports the technique of arthroscopic fluoroscopically guided core decompression of the lunate with 6-year results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • arthroscopy
  • avascular necrosis
  • core decompression
  • decompression
  • Kienbock
  • treatment
  • wrist

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