Kienböck’s Disease Treated by a Hand & Wrist Specialist in Louisville, KY

Man holding his painful wrist

Kienböck’s disease is a relatively uncommon condition that affects the lunate, a small, crescent-shaped bone in the wrist. The condition develops when the blood supply to the lunate is disrupted, usually due to an injury or inflammation. This causes the bone to gradually break down, eventually leading to arthritis of the wrist.

Kienböck’s disease does not always cause symptoms; sometimes, the condition is identified during a diagnostic examination performed for an unrelated reason. But if you are experiencing disruptive hand or wrist pain, you can turn with confidence to Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic. Our practice in Louisville, Kentucky, includes a team of renowned orthopedic physicians, including Dr. Nicholas Foeger. Dr. Foeger is a board-eligible, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating complex hand and wrist conditions, such as Kienböck’s disease, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

When to See Our Hand & Wrist Specialist

In general, we suggest that you seek professional medical attention if you notice:

  • A dull ache in your wrist that comes and goes
  • Consistent, sharp wrist pain
  • Swelling or stiffness in your hand or wrist
  • Creaking, crackling, or grating sounds when you move your wrist
  • A decreased range of motion in your wrist
  • A weakened grip

At Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, Dr. Foeger and the rest of our team are proud to offer convenient, attentive, and personalized orthopedic care. Although there is no single cure for Kienböck’s disease, treatment can help restore blood flow to the lunate, relieve pain, improve function, and slow or stop the condition from progressing. These goals may be accomplished with a combination of rest, casting, physical therapy, and/or medications. To address severe symptoms, we might suggest a surgical procedure, such as joint leveling, revascularization of the lunate, or a wrist fusion.

Request a Consultation

Receiving advanced care from a hand and wrist specialist in Louisville, KY, is easier than you might think. To request an appointment with Dr. Foeger at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, contact our friendly team today. Our independently owned practice accepts most major health insurance plans.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150