Hook of hamate fracture

Hook of hamate fractures are rare. They occur from the hamate fracturing after blunt trauma, falls, and in sports player (e.g. golf, baseball, racquet sports) from a direct blow while swinging. Stress fractures have also been reported. 

It may result in Guyon's canal syndrome.

Differential diagnosis

Fractures
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rID: 49117
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hook of hamate fractures
  • Fracture of hook of hamate

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