A case history of an extremely rare volar perilunar dislocation of the carpus with fracture of the navicular has been presented. The mechanism of injury in this patient was a force directed to the dorsum of the partially flexed hand. This fracture-dislocation presents the reverse picture of the more common dorsal perilunar dislocation.
Our explanation of the mechanism of the production of lunar and perilunar dislocation is presented.
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