Idiopathic necrosis of the capitate.

Published online: Mar 27 1996

A Arcalis Arce, J P Pedemonte Jansana, and J M Massons Albareda.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital of Traumatology, Barcelona, Spain.


Avascular necrosis of the capitate bone in a 38-year-old man is presented. The patient was treated by intercarpal fusion of the capitate, lunate and scaphoid bone to relieve pain.