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An AP wrist plain film, a space is seen between the Scaphoid and the lunate , where ordinarily they are closely apposed.
This is abnormal which means that the scapholunate ligament is ruptured. This is diagnostic of a rotatory subluxation of the navicular.
This has been called the Terry Thomas sign after a famous British actor (1950s) who had a gap between his two front teeth !!

what do you think ?
Culture and medical terms: help or headache?
please comment and then see:
The Lancet, Volume 362, Issue 9400, Page 2026, 13 December 2003
Culture and medical terms: help or headache?
by : Saeed Rad , Karim Vessal , Farrokh Habibzadeh

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Comment by saeed rad on March 3, 2013 at 1:13pm

Thanks for uploading this nice picture!

Comment by M.T Niknejad on March 3, 2013 at 10:14am

Thank you dear Prof. Rad.

Comment by saeed rad on February 28, 2013 at 1:21am

Thank you very much dear Dr Niknejad for this presentation, and very pleased by seeing TERRY THOMAS himself. I remember the doubler replacing him in a Farsi version of the one of his films, was speaking exactly by his special way the S because of distance between the lunate and navicular.or scaphoid. Thanks a lot for the reference where some American Similarities forced me to write this article.

Comment by M.T Niknejad on February 2, 2011 at 3:48pm
Also called :
David Letterman sign
Comment by M.T Niknejad on January 30, 2011 at 5:06am
thanks & with pleasure !!
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