What is Preiser's disease and what causes it?

Preiser's disease was named for the physician who first described it in 1910. It is a condition of osteonecrosis alink_delimiter_one_string of the scaphoid bone in the wrist. The scaphoid is the first bone in the wrist next to the radius (forearm bone on the thumb side).Avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosisAvascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis

Reference: 

Jeffrey E. Budoff, MD. Concomitant Kienböck's and Prieser's Diseases: A Case Report. In The Journal of Hand Surgery. September 2006. Vol. 31A. No. 7. Pp. 1149-1153.

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