Why does my lunate bone hurt?

Kienböck’s disease, is a rare, debilitating condition that can lead to chronic pain and dysfunction. It happens when one of the eight small carpal bones in the wrist, the lunate bone, becomes damaged because there is no blood supply. It is also known as avascular necrosis of the lunate or osteocronosis of the lunate.

Is Kienbock disease rare?

Kienbock’s disease is very rare. One estimate found about 7 in 100,000 people with Kienbock’s disease among people who were having wrist imaging for other reasons.

How do you fix a dislocated lunate?

Treatment of both perilunate and lunate dislocations is closed reduction and splinting in the emergency department. Both the wrist and elbow should be immobilized in the neutral position (eg, with a sugar tong splint.

What is lunate osteonecrosis?

Bone is living tissue that requires a regular supply of blood for nourishment. If the blood supply to a bone stops, the bone can die. This is called osteonecrosis. Damage to the lunate causes a painful, stiff wrist and, over time, can lead to arthritis.

How is lunate bone treated?

Immobilization of your wrist may take pressure off the lunate and help restore the flow of blood to the bone. Your doctor may advise putting your wrist in a splint or cast for 2 or 3 weeks to keep it immobile. Physical therapy can also help to improve the range of motion in your wrist.

How do you tell if your lunate is dislocated?

Signs of a Perilunate Injury

  1. Significant pain in the wrist and palm of hand.
  2. Swelling of the hand.
  3. Limited motion of the wrist and hand.
  4. Tingling and numbness of the fingers.

How fast does Kienbock disease progress?

Kienböck’s disease may progress to fragmentation within only 6 months.” Stahl presented the results of two studies performed to determine the frequency and distribution of radiographic and clinical signs of the disease and to determine the correlation of diagnostic parameters with patients’ onset of symptoms.

Why is lunate most commonly dislocated?

Mechanism. Lunate dislocations typically occur due to a fall on an outstretched hand (or during a motor vehicle injury) where there is forceful dorsiflexion of the wrist 3. There is injury of all of the perilunate ligaments, most significantly the dorsal radiolunate ligament.

Is Osteonecrosis a disease?

Osteonecrosis, also known as avascular necrosis (AVN), aseptic necrosis or ischemic bone necrosis, is a disease resulting in the death of bone cells.

How long does a lunate fracture take to heal?

Lunate fracture: Most lunate fractures heal with placement of a spica cast for 10-12 weeks.