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Chirurgia 2014 June;27(3):189-91

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Morbus Schmier and Meyers: a rare case of avascular necrosis in a child’s pisiform

Kraus T. 1, Schmidt B. 2, Eberl R. 2, Singer G. 2

1 Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria; 2 Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria


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Avascular necrosis of carpal bones is a rare condition most commonly affecting the scaphoid and the lunate. Herein, we present the rare case of a symptomatic avascular necrosis of the pisiform in a healthy 13-year old boy. The treatment regimen is outlined and other cases of avascular necrosis of the pisiform bone are summarized.

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