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Transscaphoid Volar Lunate Dislocation A Case Report
Anastasios Papadonikolakis, MD; Alexandros N. Mavrodontidis, MD; Charalampos Zalavras, MD; Mihalis Hantes, MD; Panayotis N. Soucacos, MD
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Investigation performed at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece

Anastasios Papadonikolakis, MD
Alexandros N. Mavrodontidis, MD
Mihalis Hantes, MD
Panayotis N. Soucacos, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, 45 110 Ioannina, Greece. E-mail address for A. Papadonikolakis: papadonik@hotmail.com, E-mail address for P.N. Soucacos: soukakos@panafonet.gr. Please address requests for reprints to A.N. Mavrodontidis.

Charalampos G. Zalavras, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California (USC) and Los Angeles County (LAC) Medical Center, 1200 State Street GNH 3900, Los Angeles, CA 90033. E-mail address: zalavras@usc.edu

The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Sep 01;85(9):1805-1808
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Transscaphoid volar lunate dislocation is rare 1 , is usually the result of high-energy trauma, and is difficult to treat. Because of the variable results obtained with closed reduction 2 , open reduction and internal fixation is usually recommended. Green and O'Brien 3 stated that when the scaphoid remains attached to the lunate and is dislocated volarly, osteoarthritis and osteonecrosis of the lunate or the proximal pole of the scaphoid frequently develop.
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