J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2005 Dec;40(7):1001-1003.

Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis of the Capitate: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. honzi@hanmail.net

Abstract

Idiopathic avascular necrosis of the capitate is a very rare condition. Only 7 cases have been reported until 2002 in the literature since the lesion was originally described by Jonsson in 1942. The incidence of the injury has not been documented and no report has been issued in Korea. The author experienced one case of idiopathic capitate avascular necrosis which was treated by curettage and autoiliac bone graft.

Keyword

Capitate; Avascular necrosis; Autoiliac bone graft

MeSH Terms

Curettage
Incidence
Korea
Necrosis*
Transplants
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