Kienböck's disease results in the necrosis
of one of the carpal bones of the wrist, the lunate bone. The wrist contains eight bones irrigated by small arteries
occurs when one of the arteries is blocked or reduced by the phenomenon of compression. No blood
nourishes the bones and, when not supplied with oxygen and nutrients, bone tissue dies. Symptoms consist of wrist pain
in the absence of trauma, stiffness and loss of strength, observed especially during a handshake. An x-ray
of the wrist and sometimes scintigraphy are performed. The treatment of Kienböck's disease is surgery.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:46 AM by Jeff.