Base of thumb metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Painful and swollen thumb following an awkward fall.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

A minimally displaced and non-angulated transverse fracture through the base of the first metacarpal bone is demonstrates without involvement of the articular surface. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates typical appearances of a mildly displaced transverse epibasal fracture of the base of the first metacarpal bone. It is also known as a pseudo-Bennett fracture. He went on to have conservative management. 

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Case Information

rID: 6844
Case created: 23rd Aug 2009
Last edited: 17th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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