Bennett fracture

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Presentation

Fall. Left hand swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male
X-ray

Cortical irregularity and linear lucency through the proximal metaphysis of the left first metacarpal.

No further bony abnormality is identified. Alignment remains anatomical.

Case Discussion

Bennett fractures are two-part, intra-articular fractures of the base of the first metacarpal. They should be distinguished from epibasal (pseudo-Bennett) and Rolando fractures

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Case information

rID: 33624
Published: 19th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included