Case:We report a case of bilateral capitate osteonecrosis in a patient who has a history of acute lymphocytic leukemia treated with systemic steroids and other chemotherapeutic agents. After exhausting conservative treatment, the patient underwent surgical management with a right-sided 4-corner arthrodesis and left-sided vascular pedicle graft, providing pain relief and improved function.Conclusion:In patients with a history of hematologic malignancy, clinicians should consider osteonecrosis of the capitate as a cause of wrist pain. Salvage procedures and vascularized grafts can provide pain relief in the presence of both early and late capitate osteonecrosis or collapse.
- avascular necrosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine