Perilunate volar dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Fall whilst intoxicated, unable to recall position of wrist at time of injury.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Significant overlap of the capitate over the proximal carpal row on the frontal projection. On the lateral projection there is perilunate dislocation with the capitate dislocated anterior (volar) to the lunate, which is highly atypical. No fracture identified.

Case Discussion

The patient required reduction under anesthesia.

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Case information

rID: 63792
Published: 18th Oct 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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