Complete palmer lunate enucleation---is proximal row carpectomy or wrist arthrodesis the only choice?

@article{Jaiswal2013CompletePL,
  title={Complete palmer lunate enucleation---is proximal row carpectomy or wrist arthrodesis the only choice?},
  author={Atin Jaiswal and Naiman-Deepak Kachchhap and Yashwant-S Tanwar and Masood Habib and Birendra Kumar},
  journal={Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={298-300}
}
Perilunate dislocations are rare injuries of the wrist and complete dislocation of the lunate is also rare. There is controversy in literature regarding the optimal management of such injuries. Complete lunate enucleation is associated with high rate of osteonecrosis of lunate thus wrist arthrodesis or proximal row carpectomy has been advocated as primary treatment for such injuries. We report a case of transradial styloid complete palmar lunate enucleation in a 25-year-old male patient who… CONTINUE READING

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