Discovery of a Congenital Lunotriquetral Coalition: A Case Report

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Marc Prod’homme
Hon-Laï Chan
Peter Stutz


Aims: To describe a rare pattern that may be confused with a fracture.

Study Design:  Case Report.

Introduction: Bone anatomic variations may simulate fractures or may be a part of a syndrome. Recognition of these bony variants is important in order to avoid errors. We report a case of a congenital non-syndromic lunotriquetral coalition.

Presentation of Case: A 39-year-male was admitted in our institute with complaint of pain in right wrist since five days. There was no history of trauma prior to this complaint. Radiographs revealed a Minnaar type III lunotriquetral coalition. A symptomatic treatment was given, and the evolution of the patient was uneventful.

Conclusion: Clinicians should recognize this carpal coalition because it could be a part of syndromic manifestations or may be confused with a fracture. Treatment is usually symptom based.

Lunotriquetral coalition, Minnaar’s classification, wrist pain, rare presentation

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Prod’homme, M., Chan, H.-L., & Stutz, P. (2020). Discovery of a Congenital Lunotriquetral Coalition: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 4(2), 23-26. Retrieved from
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