Perilunate Dislocation Copy

. . Please look at the lateral view of Illustration 73 below. You will notice that the axis line bisects the distal radius and the lunate but the capitate is displaced dorsally from the axis— this is described as a Perilunate dislocation . .

HINT Please click on the annotated view and zoom in on the capitate and note that it is not bisected by the longitudinal axis, but in fact it is displaced dorsally


Illustration 73 Perilunate Dislocation


The hallmark of the perilunate dislocation is as follows :

The distal radius cradles the lunate.

The capitate is displaced dorsally from the longitudinal axis (does not cradle the lunate) .