I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2021 Mar 13

Skeletal Radiol

Hydroxyapatite deposition disease of the wrist with intraosseous migration to the lunate bone.


Goller SS, Hesse N, Dürr H R, Ricke J, Schmitt R
Skeletal Radiol. 2021 Mar 13.
PMID: 33712879.


Hydroxyapatite deposition disease (HADD) is a mostly uniarticular, self-limiting condition caused by deposition of hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals in tendons or in the peritendinous soft tissues. Commonly, the glenohumeral joint is affected. More rarely, the HA depot can be cause of a carpal tunnel syndrome due to an acute inflammatory reaction and space-occupying soft tissue oedema. We report a case of acute HA depot located at the volar site of the right wrist with affection of the deep flexor tendons and intraosseous migration into the lunate bone in a 50-year-old female. There are two main goals of this case report: First, to remind the diagnosis of HADD as a cause of wrist pain and also of carpal tunnel syndrome, as this entity being often misdiagnosed clinically, and second, to report a rare case of intraosseous migration of HA crystals into the lunate bone.