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Kienbock's disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Bilateral Kienbock's disease
  • Kienbock disease
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Is it hereditary?

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Is Kienbock's disease hereditary?

No. Currently, there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that Kienbock's disease is hereditary. However, the cause of Kienbock's disease is not known. It is possible that genetic factors contribute to the disease process, but to date no genetic factors have been identified.[1]
Last updated: 5/13/2013

  • Stahl S et al., . An international opinion research survey of the etiology, diagnosis, therapy and outcome of Kienböck’s disease (KD). Chirurgie de la main . 31 (2012) 128–137; Accessed 5/13/2013.