Trans-scaphoid perilunate fracture dislocation

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Drunk. Fell off balcony 6m.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Right wrist x-rays

Trans-scaphoid perilunate fracture dislocation. Small bony fragment adjacent to the ulnar styloid seen only one view may represent avulsion injury of the TFCC. Incidental radial beak.


CT right wrist

A transverse fracture through the waist of the scaphoid is mildly displaced. Multiple small osseous fragments are seen within both the dorsal and palmar aspect of the intercarpal joint. The previously demonstrated trans-scaphoid perilunate dislocation has been reduced.

A small osseous fragment overlies the dorsal aspect of the ulnar side of the proximal carpal row, and may represent an avulsion fracture from the triquetrum. A tiny bony fragment is seen at the tip of the ulnar styloid process, consistent with an avulsion fracture.

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Case information

rID: 18058
Published: 4th Jun 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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