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Kienböck's disease

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noun Kien·böck's disease \ˈkēn-ˌbeks-\

Medical Definition of Kienböck's disease

  1. :  osteochondrosis affecting the lunate bone—called also lunatomalacia

Biographical Note for kienböck's disease

Kienböck

\ˈkēn-ˌbœk\play ,

Robert

(1871–1953), Austrian radiologist. Kienböck pioneered in radiology. From 1910–11 he published descriptions of dislocation of the hand and a slowly progressive chronic osteitis involving the lunate bone. The latter is now known as Kienböck's disease.


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