Avascular necrosis of the capitate

Wosen Bekele, Eva M Escobedo, Robert H Allen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Avascular necrosis of the capitate is a rare entity. The most common reported etiology is trauma. We report a case of avascular necrosis of the capitate in a patient with chronic wrist pain that began after a single episode of remote trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2011


  • Avascular necrosis
  • Capitate
  • Distal radius bone graft
  • Extensor compartmental artery
  • Scaphoid
  • Stages avascular necrosis
  • Vascular supply carpus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


Dive into the research topics of 'Avascular necrosis of the capitate'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this