Vascularity of the lunate

Kin Ghee Chee, Chongjin Yeo, Gregory I. Bain

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Abstract

Kienböck’s disease is a condition thought to be caused or associated with a vascular disorder of the lunate. This chapter explores the vascular anatomy of the lunate and provides a clearer understanding of both the arterial and venous systems of the lunate. The normal anatomical variants are considered to be factors which place the individual at risk of developing Kienböck’s disease. The arterial anatomy of the lunate has been described by Lee and Gelberman. There are cases with the single volar artery, which may be a risk factor for developing Kienböck’s avascular necrosis. Crock described the subarticular venous plexus, which is directly adjacent to the subchondral bone plate. Pichler described the volar and dorsal peri-lunate venous plexus. These complex arterial and venous systems are important in the arterial supply and venous drainage of the lunate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKienbock's Disease
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Diagnosis and Treatment
EditorsDavid M. Lichtman, Gregory Ian Bain
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Chapter3
Pages23-32
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319342269
ISBN (Print)9783319342245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Kienböck’s disease
  • Lunate arterial supply
  • Lunate venous system
  • Vascularity

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  • Research Output

    Radioscapholunate fusion in kienböck’s disease

    Ha, N. B., Phadnis, J. & Bain, G. I., 8 Oct 2016, Kienböck’s Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Lichtman, D. M. & Bain, G. I. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, p. 241-247 7 p.

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  • The etiology of kienböck’s disease

    Bain, G. I. & Irisarri, C., 8 Oct 2016, Kienbock's Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Lichtman, D. M. & Bain, G. I. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, p. 65-88 24 p.

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  • The future of kienböck’s disease: A new algorithm

    Lichtman, D. M., Pientka II, W. F. & Bain, G. I., 8 Oct 2016, Kienbock's Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Lichtman, D. M. & Bain, G. I. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, p. 307-320 14 p.

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    Chee, K. G., Yeo, C., & Bain, G. I. (2016). Vascularity of the lunate. In D. M. Lichtman, & G. I. Bain (Eds.), Kienbock's Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 23-32). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-34226-9_3