Osteonecrosis of the capitate: A pediatric case report

C. Scott Humphrey, Kayvon D. Izadi, Paul W. Esposito

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We present what we think is the first documented occurrence of osteonecrosis of the capitate in a skeletally immature patient. Atraumatic osteonecrosis of the capitate is rare, and all reported cases have occurred in adults. Our pediatric patient was treated with observation and limited immobilization. He achieved a full recovery clinically and radiographically after 1 year. A review of the literature pertaining to osteonecrosis of the capitate also is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
StatePublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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