The use of Carbon-Peek volar plate after distal radius osteotomy for Kienbock’s Disease in a volleyball athlete: a case report

The use of Carbon-Peek volar plate after distal radius osteotomy for Kienbock’s Disease in a volleyball athlete: a case report

Authors

  • Matteo Guzzini Orthopaedic Unit and “Kirk Kilgour” Sports Injury Centre, S. Andrea Hospital, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
  • Giorgio Princi Orthopaedic Unit and “Kirk Kilgour” Sports Injury Centre, S. Andrea Hospital, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5410-0897
  • Lorenzo Proietti Orthopaedic Unit and “Kirk Kilgour” Sports Injury Centre, S. Andrea Hospital, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
  • Andrea Ferretti Orthopaedic Unit and “Kirk Kilgour” Sports Injury Centre, S. Andrea Hospital, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

Keywords:

Kienbock, Carbon-PEEK Plate, Volleyball, radius osteotomy, core decompression

Abstract

Kienbock’s Disease, or lunatomalacia, has uncertain etiopathogenesis, it is more common in male from 20 to 45-year-old. The Lichtman’s classification is the most used by authors and it divides Kienbock’s Disease in 4 stages according to radiographic parameters. In early stages could be performed a conservative treatment, but failure rate is high; various surgical techniques are available in case of failure or higher stages. We report a case of a 26-year-old female volleyball player affected by stage I Kienbock’s Disease who underwent distal radius osteotomy core decompression synthesized with Carbon-Peek plate fixation. Follow-up was performed with clinical evaluation (ROM analysis, VAS score, Quick Dash Score), wrist radiographs and wrist MRI.

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Published

05-12-2019

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The use of Carbon-Peek volar plate after distal radius osteotomy for Kienbock’s Disease in a volleyball athlete: a case report. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 5 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];90(12-S):152-5. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8828