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Bilateral Kienböck's disease.

Authors
  • Taniguchi, Y
  • Tamaki, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
3
Issue
4
Pages
216–220
Identifiers
PMID: 9662665
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Bilateral Kienböck's disease is very rare. We report here five cases of bilateral Kienböck's disease in the wrist. Of the five patients, two were manual workers and one was a housewife. The two other patients were retired and had received steroids for long periods to control autoimmune disease. The mean ulnar variance was 1. 8 (0-5) mm, and none of the patients had negative variance, indicating that negative ulnar variance was not a major risk factor for the development of bilateral Kienböck's disease.

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