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Lunate Dislocation

Lunate Dislocation

  • Lunate and perilunate dislocations are most commonly a result of a fall on an out-stretch hand or a blow to the palm that results in severe dorsiflexion and ulnar deviation.
  • The lunate is typically dislocated, rotating medially. This is best seen on the lateral view, with the typical radius-lunate-capitate line of bones progressing distally.
Look for the lunate in the following radiographs. Can you find it?
Click on the image for the answer.
Lateral view of both wrists

 


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