Treatment of an unusual trans-scaphoid perilunate avulsion fracture dislocation: a case report

Lisa Moody, Andrew Y. Zhang

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We describe an unusual case of trans-scaphoid perilunate injury where the proximal half of the scaphoid avulsed from all attaching ligaments and extruded into the forearm. Treatment involved anatomic reduction and internal fixation of the fracture, scapholunate (SL) ligament repair, temporary K-wire fixation, and prolonged immobilization. At 19-month follow-up, the fracture healed, SL ligament remained intact, and the patient recovered much of his hand function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-332
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015



  • Perilunate fracture dislocation
  • Perilunate injury
  • Trans-scaphoid perilunate avulsion fracture
  • Treatment of trans-scaphoid perilunate avulsion fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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