Three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in scleroderma

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This report describes three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in patients with systemic sclerosis presenting with wrist pain. All three patients had limited skin scleroderma but severe Raynaud's phenomenon. Two patients never received corticosteroids and one patient received only low doses for a brief period. None of the patients had other definable risk factors for osteonecrosis. Two patients underwent vascular bone grafting with improvement in symptoms. Osteonecrosis may represent an underrecognized cause of wrist pain in scleroderma patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-732
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume17
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999

Fingerprint

Lunate Bone
Osteonecrosis
Wrist
Vascular Grafting
Limited Scleroderma
Pain
Raynaud Disease
Bone Transplantation
Systemic Scleroderma
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Skin

Keywords

  • Osteonecrosis
  • Scleroderma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

Cite this

Three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in scleroderma. / Matsumoto, Alan K.; Moore, R.; Alli, P.; Wigley, Fredrick.

In: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Vol. 17, No. 6, 1999, p. 730-732.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{d09376c09cfb4e36933c8ef975f8244c,
title = "Three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in scleroderma",
abstract = "This report describes three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in patients with systemic sclerosis presenting with wrist pain. All three patients had limited skin scleroderma but severe Raynaud's phenomenon. Two patients never received corticosteroids and one patient received only low doses for a brief period. None of the patients had other definable risk factors for osteonecrosis. Two patients underwent vascular bone grafting with improvement in symptoms. Osteonecrosis may represent an underrecognized cause of wrist pain in scleroderma patients.",
keywords = "Osteonecrosis, Scleroderma",
author = "Matsumoto, {Alan K.} and R. Moore and P. Alli and Fredrick Wigley",
year = "1999",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "17",
pages = "730--732",
journal = "Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology",
issn = "0392-856X",
publisher = "Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology S.A.S.",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in scleroderma

AU - Matsumoto, Alan K.

AU - Moore, R.

AU - Alli, P.

AU - Wigley, Fredrick

PY - 1999

Y1 - 1999

N2 - This report describes three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in patients with systemic sclerosis presenting with wrist pain. All three patients had limited skin scleroderma but severe Raynaud's phenomenon. Two patients never received corticosteroids and one patient received only low doses for a brief period. None of the patients had other definable risk factors for osteonecrosis. Two patients underwent vascular bone grafting with improvement in symptoms. Osteonecrosis may represent an underrecognized cause of wrist pain in scleroderma patients.

AB - This report describes three cases of osteonecrosis of the lunate bone of the wrist in patients with systemic sclerosis presenting with wrist pain. All three patients had limited skin scleroderma but severe Raynaud's phenomenon. Two patients never received corticosteroids and one patient received only low doses for a brief period. None of the patients had other definable risk factors for osteonecrosis. Two patients underwent vascular bone grafting with improvement in symptoms. Osteonecrosis may represent an underrecognized cause of wrist pain in scleroderma patients.

KW - Osteonecrosis

KW - Scleroderma

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0032726625&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0032726625&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 10609074

AN - SCOPUS:0032726625

VL - 17

SP - 730

EP - 732

JO - Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

JF - Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

SN - 0392-856X

IS - 6

ER -