Kienböck's Disease: A Rare Wrist Disorder in a Young MaleMcCague, Yvonne MSc Section Editor(s): Ramponi, Denise DNP, NP-C, FAEN, CEN, FAANP; Column EditorAdvanced Emergency Nursing Journal: April/June 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 114–122 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000016 Imaging Abstract Author Information Abstract Kienböck's disease is a rare disorder involving the lunate, one of the carpal bones, and is, therefore, not commonly included in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting to the emergency department with wrist pain. Delay in diagnosis inevitably leads to disease progression, thereby reducing surgical options. This article presents a patient's case including patient history, differential diagnosis, radiographic findings, and management. The challenges in the diagnosis of this disease are discussed in relation to significance to clinical practice for nurse practitioners and emergency department physicians. Author Information Emergency Department, Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland. Corresponding Author: Yvonne McCague, MSc, Emergency Department, Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, Longford Rd, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org). Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.