Lunate remains located and in line with the radius but the distal carpal bones are displaced dorsally (∼95% of the time) or volarly (∼5% of the time)
Early surgical treatment is recom...
Severe wrist pain
Diffuse wrist tenderness
Paresthesias in the median nerve distribution
History of a high-energy injury
Any concomitant injuries
Pain in th...
Assess for other injuries
Identify other, more serious, associated in...
Open dislocation, presence of multiple trauma, or other, more serious, injuries
Inability to reduce dislocation or maintain reduction
Up to 25% of these injuries are missed on initial presentation.
In a patient with wrist pain, swelling, and limited range of motion, it is important to obtain adequate x-rays of the...
Budoff JE. Treatment of acute lunate and perilunate dislocations. J Hand Surg Am. 2008;33A:1424–1432.
Forli A, Courvoisier A, Wimsey S, et al. Perilunate dislocations and t...
814.01 Closed fracture of navicular [scaphoid] bone of wrist
833.09 Closed dislocation of wrist, other
S62.009A Unsp fracture of navicular bone of unsp wrist, init
S63.095A Other dislocati...
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