Advances in Kienbock’s Disease: Imaging and Arthroscopy

Simon Bruce Murdoch MacLean, Gregory Ian Bain

Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Jan – Apr 2018 | Page 42-46

Author: Simon Bruce Murdoch MacLean [1], Gregory Ian Bain [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Simon MacLean,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.


The treatment of Kienbock’s disease has remained a clinical challenge since its original description over 100 years ago. We present our concepts on pathoanatomy and the role of new imaging modalities. Arthroscopic assessment remains the “gold standard” for the assessment of the lunate and wrist. We present our classification and algorithm as a management aid to the treating surgeon. In addition, we outline the indications and techniques of a number of arthroscopic procedures used to treat the Kienbock’s wrist.
Keywords: Kienbock’s disease; arthroscopy; Imaging.


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How to Cite this article:. MacLean S B M, Bain G I.Advances in Kienbock’s Disease: Imaging and Arthroscopy. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy Jan – April 2017;2(1):42-46.

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