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I have a benign cyst in the lunate bone and there is DJD what does this mean and should I be concerned, do I need to get this removed…?

I have a benign cyst in the lunate bone and there is DJD what does this mean and should I be concerned, do I need to get this removed…?

Lunate bone: In the wrist can have cystic changes. Sometimes this is normal or from a slight bit of arthritis but there are conditions where the lignite blood supply is disrupted called Keinbocks disease. It is important to differentiate however if you are speaking solely about a cyst and some slight cartliage changes as in the cartilage is thinning or fraying a bit ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a intracessous lunate bone cyst that is growing. It was found six months ago after my wrist would not stop hurting. What happens next?

I have a intracessous lunate bone cyst that is growing. It was found six months ago after my wrist would not stop hurting. What happens next?

Get checked by Ortho: Any cyst that is growing and causing pain in the bone requires consultation with an Orthopedic surgeon. Some such cysts turn out to be giant cell tumor of the bone and may need surgical intervention. Most are treatable provided they are not too big...so get it checked while it is still small (? what size/dimensions is this cyst??). ...Read more

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Surgeon said lunate bone is fraying, and as a intracessous cyst What does that mean?

Lunate bone: In the wrist can have cystic changes. Sometimes this is normal or from a slight bit of arthritis but there are conditions where the lignite blood supply is disrupted called Keinbocks disease. It is important to differentiate however if you are speaking solely about a cyst and some slight cartliage changes this could be what is meant by fraying as in the cartilage is thinning or fraying a bit ...Read more

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Can anything be done about " minimal cystic changes in lunate"? 5 months after injury still have pain in area at times, is bodybuilding over for me?

Can anything be done about " minimal cystic changes in lunate"? 5 months after injury still have pain in area at times, is bodybuilding over for me?

Yes: There are likely predisposing factors leading to the cystic changes that possibly need to be addressed. Ruling out keinbock's disease (lack of blood supply to the lunate) is the most important. Identifying if your radius and ulna are at equal levels in the wrist is also important. The lunate cyst is not causing the problem. The reason you're developing the lunate cyst is the problem. ...Read more

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What does " there is some minimal cystic change in the lunate" mean as stated by an mri. How serious is it and what can be done? From weightlifting.

What does " there is some minimal cystic change in the lunate" mean as stated by an mri. How serious is it and what can be done? From weightlifting.

Mild arthritis: Cystic changes can be incidental, or the beginning of the develpoment of a ganglion cyst. Unless there is severe pain, this is usually nothing to be worried about. ...Read more

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Can " minimal cystic changes in the lunate" as described by an MRI be causing lingering pain 5 months after a wrist injury when hyper extending wrist?

Can " minimal cystic changes in the lunate" as described by an MRI be causing lingering pain 5 months after a wrist injury when hyper extending wrist?

Unlikely: The cysts are probable just an incidental finding. You need a good evaluation by a hand surgeon to look for why you are still having pain. ...Read more

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An MRI showed "thinning of the central portion of my tfcc " in my wrist and " minimal cystic change in the lunate. What does this mean and can it heal?

An MRI showed "thinning of the central portion of my tfcc " in my wrist and " minimal cystic change in the lunate. What does this mean and can it heal?

Depends: The tfcc (triangular fibrocartilage complex) is a complicated structure that supports the wrist on the ulnar (pinky) side. A possible explanation for the findings you describe would be one of several ulnar-sided impaction syndromes where there is excessive load bearing across that side of the wrist. The changes you describe are typical. See a hand specialist to determine if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I was misdiagnosed with arthritis, then kienbock's. Now I'm told I have a cyst in my lunate. Dr. Wants me to get physical therapy, but will that help?

I was misdiagnosed with arthritis, then kienbock's. Now I'm told I have a cyst in my lunate. Dr. Wants me to get physical therapy, but will that help?

Perhaps: Physical therapy is a safe and effective means of parsing out whether this cyst is the source of your pain versus the irritation of the tendons in your wrist and hand may be getting due to the cyst. If pt doesn't help then the cyst may be the primary problem. ...Read more

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What is the next step if I had a scaphoid -lunate ligament damage surgery that did not take?

What is the next step if I had a scaphoid -lunate ligament damage surgery that did not take?

Variable: Revision brunelli, 4 corner fusion or proximal row carpectomy among other less popular methods. ...Read more

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What is lunate bone andwhich is carpal bone?

What is lunate bone andwhich is carpal bone?

LUNATE: Is a carpal bone or a bone of the wrist, it is one of 8 bones of the wrist. Lunate or the "moon shaped" bone it looks a bit like crescent moon or perhaps like a profile of a crescent shaped cookie. It is one of the bones of the proximal row, it articulates with the radius and is attached by interosseous ligaments to the scaphoid and triqetrum to form the proximal of 2 rows of wrist bones. ...Read more

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What does avascular necrosis of lunate mean?

What does avascular necrosis of lunate mean?

Lacks blood supply: For some reason, your lunate bone has lost its blood supply. See an orthopedic hand and wrist specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my lunate bone sticking out so noticeably?

Why is my lunate bone sticking out so noticeably?

Its genrally hard to: See your lunate, and if it were really sticking out it would be traumatically dislocated and you wouldn't be casually typing questions. But is there a ganglion cyst, a tenosynovial mass, a prominent carpal boss, a tumor (typically benign) See a hand specialist for an accurate evaluation ...Read more

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Pain in scaphoid, lunate, and radius area. Intense amount of pressure. Dr. said my ulna is shorter than radius. Could that cause my issues? No injury.

Probably not!: Your radius and ulna are the 2 bones in your forearms and they are normally of different lengths, so to say that one is shorter than the other is a nonsensical statement. That's like telling you that your parents are older than you are. Obviously true but irrelevant to your concern! Now, as to why the bones in your wrist hurt I am not sure but a rheumatologist might give you some insights or a han ...Read more

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I dislocated my lunate in my wrist. How long does it take to heal and how can I sleep with the sling on? First time having one is why.

I dislocated my lunate in my wrist. How long does it take to heal and how can I sleep with the sling on? First time having one is why.

Complex wrist injury: Usually associated with other injuries, ligamental tare of corpus (wrist joint) May take 6 months or more, may even need surgery, repair of ligamental tare, pin (s) to stabilize. Speak to your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Mri shows slightly flattening surface of lunate. Tfcc tear and ulnocarpal impaction. What cause flattening of lunate? Can it be heal? Serious condition?

Mri shows slightly flattening surface of lunate. Tfcc tear and ulnocarpal impaction. What cause flattening of lunate? Can it be heal? Serious condition?

It is significant.: Flattening of the lunate bone in the wrist is suggestive of lack of blood supply to the bone with the potential for the bone to develop significant breakdown or necrosis.
In turn one can have significant pain in the wrist with extension of the fingers and wrist. I would strongly recommend an Orthopedic or hand specialist follow up. In many cases, surgical correction is the only alternative. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy needed after lunate dislocation?

Is physical therapy needed after lunate dislocation?

Occupational Therapy: Most likely. You should see an occupational therapist/hand specialist for an evaluation and exercise/therapy plan. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after a scapho-lunate ligament sprain?

How long does it take for swelling to go down after a scapho-lunate ligament sprain?

Depends...: Scapholunate ligaments typically tear; however a sprain can occur. Because the normal alignment of your carpal bones has changed you may always notice a difference in the size of your wrist. You should notice a decrease in the swelling if you keep your wrist immobilized within a few weeks of injury. If swelling or pain persists, following up with your hand surgeon is imperitive. ...Read more

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Trans scaphoid peri lunate injury with carpal tunnel release, been 4 months just beginning physio should I have pain around scaphoid/lunate area?

Trans scaphoid peri lunate injury with carpal tunnel release, been 4 months just beginning physio should I have pain around scaphoid/lunate area?

Yes: That is a very serious injury with typically a prolonged recovery. Many patients will take at least 6 months to recover. Initial focus should be on control of swelling, restoring motion, then strengthening. Risk of residual stiffness and pain in many patients. ...Read more

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Do " minimal cystic changes in the lunate" mean that the lunate bone is showing signs of degeneration? Could this lead to arthritis later in life?

Do " minimal cystic changes in the lunate" mean that the lunate bone is showing signs of degeneration? Could this lead to arthritis later in life?

Lunate: It doesn't mean arthritis or degeneration. Sometimes have some cystic changes in a particular bone which is most of the time normal. If it is present in multiple bones you have to be worked up for the cause of it. I can guarantee you one thing. You are going to have degenerative arthritis later in your life but you might be in the 60s or 70s. This is for everyone not because of the x-ray finding. ...Read more

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What does small cyts in the capital bone and lunate bone I also is wearing a wrist splint

Isolated: Isolated cysts in the carpal bones are typically benign, but you don't give any detail as to size or number etc... Having said that if there are symptoms associated there should be a work that may include ct scan and/or an mri. The fact that you're wearing a splint suggests that you do have some symptoms. The cysts may be related to the pain or they might be so-called "red herrings", that is misleading i.e. There may be some other cause of the pain. Bottom line you should be evaluated further. ...Read more

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What is the carpal bone called proximal to the ulna from the posterior view? Lunate or scaphoid?

Which row: Proximal or distal, you are looking for lunate. Scaphoid is radial side (proximal row radia to ulnar Scaphoid. Lunate, triquetrum, pisiform (SLTP) distal row Trapezium, Trapezoid, Capitate, Hamate (TTCH) ...Read more

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My lunate bone keeps getting "stuck" according to my physio which causes pain and restricts my movement. How do I prevent this from happening?

Could be a problem: The lunate only gets "stuck" if there has been a severe injury to the ligaments that keep it in place. This would need to be corrected surgically. You need to see a hand surgeon to get a proper examination. If your therapist is skilled enough to diagnose a lunate problem, he or she should be able to refer you to a good hand surgeon as well. ...Read more

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I dislocated my lunate bone in my wrist on the 5th and when I was in the er, they didn't set it. Having more pain than before. Should I go back or no?

I dislocated my lunate bone in my wrist on the 5th and when I was in the er, they didn't set it. Having more pain than before. Should I go back or no?

You can: If the main issue is pain you can definitely go back to ER if you do not have a primary care provider or an Urgent Care in the area. If you want to have yor dislocation fixed you need a hand surgeon or an Ortho specializing in hand injuries. Usually ER will give you few phone numbers in the area to call and see a surgeon in the office. ...Read more

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Every now and then my lunate bone in my wrist hurts the bone in the middle to move it put weight on it lift anything arthritis possibly? My arm hurt 2

Every now and then my lunate bone in my wrist hurts the bone in the middle to move it put weight on it lift anything arthritis possibly? My arm hurt 2

Terry Thomas: You may have torn your scapholunate ligament. There is a condition called a perilunate dislocation that can cause these symptoms. The classic x ray findings show a widened gap like a famous person of old had in the teeth hence the name the Terry Thomas sign. Https://m.youtube. Com/watch? V=gsk9oKyNEEQ
Don't worry you'll be okay ...Read more

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Is there any reason why my doctor removed my schaphoid and lunate bones and left in the triquitrum I had a schaphoid non union and I thought I was getting a proximal row carpectamy.

Is there any reason why my doctor removed my schaphoid and lunate bones and left in the triquitrum I had a schaphoid non union and I thought I was getting a proximal row carpectamy.

I'm: I'm curious how you know that the triquetrum was not removed? Did your surgeon tell you that he left it in? If it is truly still there, it would not be by accident- ask your surgeon why he chose not to remove it. ...Read more

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Left hand painful, radius bone to long and t lunate is black from no blood other bones are gray color what happens if I do not want surgury?

Left hand painful, radius bone to long and t lunate is black from no blood other bones are gray color what happens if I do not want surgury?

How do you know?: How do you know the color of the bones? Are you looking at and mri, because they are black and white, or are you actually looking at your wrist. If you are looking at your wrist and it is black from no blood flow you need surgery. That sounds gangrenous and if it is not removed can spread. ...Read more

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After arm wrestling a week back I observed a swelling in my right hand near the gap between ulna and lunate. And I cannot rotate my wrist. Help?

After arm wrestling a week back I observed a swelling in my right hand near the gap between ulna and lunate. And I cannot rotate my wrist. Help?

Wrist Xray: You cannot rotate your wrist because why? Of pain? Or your wrist just doesn't work? You best see an orthopedic or hand specialist to examine the wrist physically and may need an xray or even an MRI to see what is going on. How forceful was the wrestling? How inebriated were you at the time? ...Read more