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Bilateral pediatric Kienböcks disease: a case report

Shimizu, Takamasaa; Yajima, Hiroshib; Omokawa, Shoheia; Murata, Keiichia; Kobata, Yasunoria; Kawamura, Kenjib; Tanaka, Yasuhitoa

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: March 2013 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 144–147
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32835b5696
Upper Limb

Bilateral Kienböck’s disease in pediatrics is extremely rare. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy with bilateral pediatric Kienböck’s disease who was treated by temporary scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal joint fixation, with a good clinical result and radiographic results.

aDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery, Nara Medical University

bLimb Trauma Center, Nara City Hospital, Nara, Japan

Correspondence to Takamasa Shimizu, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijyo-cho, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan Tel: +81 744 298 873; fax: +81 744 256 449; e-mail: tk-shimi@naramed-u.ac.jp

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