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

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Matteo Guzzini
Giorgio Princi https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5410-0897
Lorenzo Proietti
Andrea Ferretti

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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