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Kienböck's disease

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

medical Definition of Kienböck's disease

:osteochondrosis affecting the lunate bone called also lunatomalacia

Biographical Note for kienböck's disease

  • Kienböck \ˈkēn-ˌbœk\, 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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