lunate

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lunate

[′lü‚nāt]
(biology)
Crescent-shaped
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Resisted range of motion of the left wrist reproduced dull and achy pain surrounding the lunate bone in flexion, extension, pronation, supination, ulnar deviation, and radial deviation.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study of the left wrist revealed abnormal signal intensity of the entire left lunate, mild loss of height of the medial aspect of the lunate bone, and a three-millimeter ulnar-minus variant.
The extracorporeal shockwave head was directed specifically to the dorsal aspect of the lunate bone. The patient received 1500 shocks at 8 Hz with no improvements in pain or function.
According to the mechanical theory, avascular necrosis of the lunate bone is a consequence of a slow progressive collapse of the lunate under excessive bony stresses and excessive loading.