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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 834063, 6 pages
Case Report

Proximal Row Carpectomy for Coexisting Kienböck’s Disease and Giant Intraosseous Ganglion of the Scaphoid: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstraße, 5001 Aarau, Switzerland
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kantonsspital Olten, Baslerstraße 150, 4600 Olten, Switzerland

Received 24 April 2014; Revised 18 September 2014; Accepted 2 October 2014; Published 3 November 2014

Academic Editor: Johannes Mayr

Copyright © 2014 Miguel Morón et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The etiologies of Keinböck’s disease and intraosseous ganglion remain unknown. Both entities are rare and the coexistence of these two pathologies in the same patient and hand is even less frequent. We report the case of a 40-year-old man with a longstanding history of martial arts practice (karate) who developed an avascular necrosis of the lunate concomitant with a giant intraosseous ganglion of the scaphoid bone successfully managed by proximal row carpectomy. We review the literature of these two diseases.