Medical Definition of Kienböck's disease
: 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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