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Chronic Lunate Dislocation: An Unusual Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome—Avoiding Diagnostic Pitfalls and Synopsis of Management Options

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.479
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452-6

 
ABSTRACT
 
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) represents the most common compressive neuropathy of the upper limb (1). There are a myriad of causes of CTS, of which carpal fractures and dislocations are known aetiologies. Volar lunate dislocations are the most common carpal dislocations described (1). Approximately 25% of perilunate dislocations are missed on initial presentation, resulting in delayed diagnosis and likely poorer outcomes (1–3). A case of chronic lunate dislocation presenting as CTS is presented here to highlight diagnostic pitfalls and management options.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 22 Mar, 2016
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