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Kienbock's disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Kienbock disease
  • Bilateral Kienbock's disease
  • Aseptic necrosis of the lunate bone
  • Lunatomalacia
  • Osteochondritis of the lunate bone
Related Diseases
  • Osteochondrosis
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Treatment

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What nonsurgical options are available for the treatment of Kienbock's disease?

The primary means of nonsurgical treatment of Kienbock's disease involve immobilization and anti-inflammatory medications.[1] The wrist may be immobilized through splinting or casting over a period of two to three weeks. Anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, can help to relieve pain and reduce swelling. If the pain continues after these conservative treatments, your physician may refer you to an orthopaedic or hand surgeon for further evaluation.[2] 
Last updated: 8/16/2011

References
  1. Divelbiss BJ, Baratz ME. Kienbock Disease. eMedicine. 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1241882-overview. Accessed 8/16/2011.
  2. Kienbock's Disease. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. October 2007; http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00017. Accessed 8/16/2011.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Kienbock disease
  • Bilateral Kienbock's disease
  • Aseptic necrosis of the lunate bone
  • Lunatomalacia
  • Osteochondritis of the lunate bone
Related Diseases
  • Osteochondrosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.