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Base of thumb metacarpal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Painful and swollen thumb following an awkward fall.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

A minimally displaced and non-angulated transverse fracture through the base of the first metacarpal bone is demonstrated 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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