Kienböck’s Disease

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

  • David M. Lichtman
  • Gregory Ian Bain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Chong Jin Yeo, Gregory Ian Bain, Egon Perilli
      Pages 13-21
    3. Kin Ghee Chee, Chong Jin Yeo, Gregory Ian Bain
      Pages 23-32
    4. Peter Charles Rhee, Steven L. Moran
      Pages 33-40
    5. Chong Jin Yeo, Gregory Ian Bain, Levi Morse
      Pages 53-63
    6. Gregory Ian Bain, Carlos Irisarri
      Pages 65-88
  3. Clinical Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Luc De Smet, Ilse Degreef
      Pages 91-96
    3. William F. Pientka II, Bassem Hanalla, Richard Blake Barber, Timothy Niacaris, David M. Lichtman
      Pages 97-109
    4. Lee Wang, Michael B. Zlatkin, Paul D. Clifford
      Pages 111-120
    5. Rainer R. Schmitt, Karlheinz Kalb
      Pages 121-145
    6. Gregory Ian Bain, Vikas R. Singh, Joideep Phadnis, Meenalochani Shunmugam
      Pages 147-154
    7. Benjamin R. Graves, George S. Gluck, Gary G. Poehling, Terry L. Whipple, Francisco del Piñal, Gregory Ian Bain
      Pages 155-165
  4. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. William F. Pientka II, Timothy Niacaris, Marc A. Caragea, David M. Lichtman
      Pages 169-174
    3. Ahmadreza Afshar
      Pages 175-182
    4. Masahiro Tatebe, Ryogo Nakamura, Hitoshi Hirata
      Pages 193-197
    5. William R. Aibinder, Alexander Y. Shin
      Pages 199-213
    6. James P. Higgins, Heinz K. Bürger
      Pages 215-225
    7. Harvey Chim, Steven L. Moran
      Pages 227-232
    8. Daniel J. Mastella, H. Kirk Watson
      Pages 233-240
    9. Ngoc Buu Ha, Joideep Phadnis, Gregory Ian Bain
      Pages 241-247
    10. Wing-lim Tse, Xiaofeng Teng, Bo Liu, Clara Wong Wing-yee, Pak-cheong Ho, Gregory Ian Bain
      Pages 261-270
    11. Philippe Bellemère, Wisam Al-Hakim, Aude Le Corre, Mark Ross
      Pages 271-284
    12. Michel E. H. Boeckstyns, Guillaume Herzberg
      Pages 293-298
    13. Mark Ross, Steven Marchalleck
      Pages 299-306
    14. David M. Lichtman, William F. Pientka II, Gregory Ian Bain
      Pages 307-320
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 321-325

About this book


Collecting and synthesizing all of the most recent literature on Kienböck’s disease from around the world, this comprehensive text aims to provide a more dynamic, nuanced treatment algorithm for this enigmatic condition. Part I consolidates the basic science on Kienböck’s and the lunate, including anatomy, pathology, biomechanics and etiology. Clinical assessment is covered in part II, including radiology, advanced imaging and arthroscopy. The natural history and progression of the condition in children, adults and the elderly is also presented. By far the largest section, part III describes the roles and methods of the various management strategies for Kienböck’s, from minimally invasive techniques to arthroscopic and arthroplastic procedures.  The final chapter draws from all of these concepts, establishes a new algorithm and provides a direction for the future. Written and edited by leaders in the field, and including supplemental video features for select chapters, Kienböck’s Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment is a remarkable text that helps unlock this mysterious condition, and will be a valuable resource for hand and orthopedic surgeons, residents and trainees worldwide.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Lichtman
    • 1
  • Gregory Ian Bain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryFlinders University and Flinders Medical CentreAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34224-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34226-9
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