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Kienbock's disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Aseptic necrosis of the lunate bone
  • Bilateral Kienbock's disease
  • Kienbock disease
  • Lunatomalacia
  • Osteochondritis of the lunate bone
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Is it hereditary?

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Is Kienbock's disease inherited?

There is currently no evidence that Kienbock's disease is inherited. However, the cause of Kienbock's disease is not known. It is possible that unidentified genetic factors contribute to the development of the condition.[1]
Last updated: 2/10/2015

References
  • Stahl S et al., . An international opinion research survey of the etiology, diagnosis, therapy and outcome of Kienböck’s disease (KD). Chirurgie de la main . 31 (2012) 128–137; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22609038. Accessed 5/13/2013.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Aseptic necrosis of the lunate bone
  • Bilateral Kienbock's disease
  • Kienbock disease
  • Lunatomalacia
  • Osteochondritis of the lunate bone
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.