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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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