Other Names for this Disease
- Kienbock disease
- Bilateral Kienbock's disease
- Aseptic necrosis of the lunate bone
- Osteochondritis of the lunate bone
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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.
Last updated: 2/10/2015
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