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Powerade1999
April 14th, 2016, 07:57 PM
I had a look for a thread relating to this topic, so I thought I would start one.

I should really start with what Kienbocks is, it is a wrist disorder where the lunate bone has its blood supply interrupted, which causes damage to the bone causing pain, stiffness, and arthritis.
The quicker you get it looked at, the better the outcome will be.

now, to my personal experience with Kienbocks.
Early 2013 I started to get pain in my wrist, I blamed my constant use of the computer, so ignored it for a good 6 months until my wrist literally wouldn't bend, even if you grabbed my wrist when it was limp and attempted to bend it, by this time my wrist was constantly swollen, and hurt to touch even my fingers. I eventually got myself to the doctors, and then the wrist specialist. I was told that my lunate bone was dead, and had started collapsing, less then I month later I had surgery to shorten a bone in my arm to relieve pressure on the bone, and I also had a pin put in my hand, 8 weeks later when the cast was removed, so was the pin in my hand, from there I was in a wrist splint for 3 months, and regained movement in my wrist with minimal pain. In 2015 I had the plate in my arm removed, and everything was all good till a few months ago, where I got severe pain in my hand. The doctors in the ER said nothing was wrong, but they referred me to a hand specialist again to be safe. Upon seeing the hand specialist, we have discovered that my lunate bone, in the past year, has been cracked.
There isn't anything he wants to do to it at the moment.


Feel free to share your kienbocks stories, and any questions you have.

Further information can be found here: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00017

Uniquemind
April 14th, 2016, 09:49 PM
Is it genetic or can this disease be set off initially due to physical injury to the hand which becomes chronic thereafter?

Powerade1999
April 14th, 2016, 09:58 PM
Is it genetic or can this disease be set off initially due to physical injury to the hand which becomes chronic thereafter?

It can be set off due to trauma to the hand, and normal skeletal variations, so different shaped lunates, or length of your arm bones in relation to each other.

Uniquemind
April 14th, 2016, 10:23 PM
It can be set off due to trauma to the hand, and normal skeletal variations, so different shaped lunates, or length of your arm bones in relation to each other.

Do you know why it's legally classified as a disease rather than a disorder?

Using the word disease made me think it could be contagious or caused by some microbe.

Powerade1999
April 14th, 2016, 10:34 PM
Do you know why it's legally classified as a disease rather than a disorder?

Using the word disease made me think it could be contagious or caused by some microbe.

I am actually not sure sorry.