A Very Rare Fracture: Isolated Fresh Lunate Fracture

Bulent Karslioglu, Ahmet Keskin, Olcayto Ocak, Yunus Imren, Suleyman Semih Dedeoglu
2021 Case Reports in Orthopedic Research  
Lunate fractures are rare and usually occur together with other fractures, dislocations, or ligament disruptions. We want to report an acute fresh isolated lunate fracture without additional ligamentous injury fixated with early surgical intervention. A 23-year-old right-hand-dominated male patient was admitted to our hospital after falling from 1.5-meter ladder over right hand's palmar face. Standard radiographs diagnosed a displaced lunate fracture. In the intraoperative evaluation, it was
more » ... erved that there was only lunate dislocation, and there was no ligament lesion or other carpal bone pathology. Fracture was fixed with a headless cannulated screw. Radiographs showed bony union at 6-week follow-up. There was no evidence for Kienböck's disease 6 months after surgery. Case report regarding fresh isolated lunate fracture that results in clinical success with early intervention without developing avascular necrosis as in our report is extremely rare. In conclusion, satisfying results can be obtained in these patients with careful surgical intervention.
doi:10.1159/000515812 fatcat:sg5cpyic7nbq5j43dpsv2gtszy