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Kienböck’s Disease

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

  • David M. Lichtman
  • Gregory Ian Bain


  • Brings together the latest advances in the basic science and assessment of the spectrum of Kienböck’s disease

  • Reviews the essential anatomy and biomechanics of the lunate, the latest concepts in etiology, pathology, diagnosis and natural history, and all relevant treatment options while focusing on revascularization and osteotomy

  • Presents a comprehensive classification system based on vascular, osseous and cartilage changes for selecting an appropriate management plan


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Chong Jin Yeo, Gregory Ian Bain, Egon Perilli
      Pages 13-21
    3. Kin Ghee Chee, Chong Jin Yeo, Gregory Ian Bain
      Pages 23-32
    4. Peter Charles Rhee, Steven L. Moran
      Pages 33-40
    5. Chong Jin Yeo, Gregory Ian Bain, Levi Morse
      Pages 53-63
    6. Gregory Ian Bain, Carlos Irisarri
      Pages 65-88
  3. Clinical Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Luc De Smet, Ilse Degreef
      Pages 91-96
    3. William F. Pientka II, Bassem Hanalla, Richard Blake Barber, Timothy Niacaris, David M. Lichtman
      Pages 97-109
    4. Lee Wang, Michael B. Zlatkin, Paul D. Clifford
      Pages 111-120
    5. Rainer R. Schmitt, Karlheinz Kalb
      Pages 121-145
    6. Gregory Ian Bain, Vikas R. Singh, Joideep Phadnis, Meenalochani Shunmugam
      Pages 147-154
    7. Benjamin R. Graves, George S. Gluck, Gary G. Poehling, Terry L. Whipple, Francisco del Piñal, Gregory Ian Bain
      Pages 155-165
  4. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. William F. Pientka II, Timothy Niacaris, Marc A. Caragea, David M. Lichtman
      Pages 169-174
    3. Ahmadreza Afshar
      Pages 175-182

About this book


Collecting and synthesizing all of the most recent literature on Kienböck’s disease from around the world, this comprehensive text aims to provide a more dynamic, nuanced treatment algorithm for this enigmatic condition. Part I consolidates the basic science on Kienböck’s and the lunate, including anatomy, pathology, biomechanics and etiology. Clinical assessment is covered in part II, including radiology, advanced imaging and arthroscopy. The natural history and progression of the condition in children, adults and the elderly is also presented. By far the largest section, part III describes the roles and methods of the various management strategies for Kienböck’s, from minimally invasive techniques to arthroscopic and arthroplastic procedures.  The final chapter draws from all of these concepts, establishes a new algorithm and provides a direction for the future. Written and edited by leaders in the field, and including supplemental video features for select chapters, Kienböck’s Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment is a remarkable text that helps unlock this mysterious condition, and will be a valuable resource for hand and orthopedic surgeons, residents and trainees worldwide.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Lichtman
    • 1
  • Gregory Ian Bain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryFlinders University and Flinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia

About the editors

David M. Lichtman, MD, Rear Admiral (Retired), US Navy, Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA, Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Gregory Ian Bain, MBBS, FRACS, FA(Ortho)A, PhD, Professor, Upper Limb and Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide, SA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Kienböck’s Disease
  • Book Subtitle Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Editors David M. Lichtman
    Gregory Ian Bain
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-34224-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81707-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-34226-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 325
  • Number of Illustrations 212 b/w illustrations, 159 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
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