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- Lunate remains located and in line with the radius but the distal carpal bones are displaced dorsally (∼95% of the time) or volarly (∼5% of the time)
- Early surgical treatment is recommended.
- This injury has a high incidence of post-traumatic arthritis.
- Mechanism of injury is usually wrist hyperextension with ulnar deviation.
- These are high-energy injuries:
- Falls from a height
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Sporting accidents
Scaphoid is frequently fractured with perilunate dislocations.