Perilunate Injuries: Current Aspects of Management

Alison Kinghorn (Lead / Corresponding author), Graham Finlayson, Alastair Faulkner, Nicholas Riley

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    Perilunate dislocations (PLD) and perilunate fracture dislocations (PLFD) are high-energy injuries which can result in long-term complications and significant disability. Early identification of these injuries, followed by prompt, appropriate management is key to optimising patient outcomes. Knowledge of the carpal anatomy is essential in order to understand the varied patterns of injury and plan appropriate definitive management. Emergent reduction and close monitoring of the median nerve, followed by prompt stabilisation or repair of the injured structures remain the mainstay of treatment. In this review, we present a summary of the current evidence regarding the identification and management of these complex injuries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2760-2767
    Number of pages8
    Issue number10
    Early online date28 Oct 2021
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


    • Carpal injuries
    • Hand and wrist trauma
    • Lunate dislocation
    • Perilunate dislocation
    • Perilunate fracture dislocation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Emergency Medicine
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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